“It’s very hard for people . . . to understand what it takes to be a revolutionary”


Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi is interviewed by Illinois News Bureau about the publication of his latest book, REMEMBERING AKBAR: INSIDE THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION


“Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi has written plenty about the Iranian Revolution and its aftermath, including two scholarly books. But the University of Illinois professor also lived that history as an activist and then political prisoner, and now has his own evocative story to tell.

In a new autobiographic novel or “novelistic memoir,” Ghamari (the last name he uses with this book) contemplates on three years he spent on death row in the early 1980s in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison – years of torture, deprivation and indignities, during which he saw many cellmates marched off to executions, and thought more than once that his own time was near.”


Read the full interview on Illinois News Bureau here.

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