Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi and Azadeh Moaveni
Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer, swam into Western public consciousness in 2003, when she was given the Nobel Peace Prize—the first Iranian to garner a Nobel award and only the fifth Muslim to do so. (The last had been Yasir Arafat.) Although the prize is ostensibly intended for a person who has worked for peace among nations, in this case it was given to celebrate Ebadi’s efforts on behalf of human rights. “She has focused especially,” the citation noted, “on the struggle for the rights of women and children.”
About the Author
David Warren, a columnist and commentator for the Ottawa Citizen, reviewed Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi in the October 2006 COMMENTARY.