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Rising from the Shadows
Author: Saeed Fassaie

ISBN: 9781920688905
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1 July 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5
'Every politician, every soldier, every doctor, every social worker, every refugee, every school child.actually, every Australian needs to read this book.' - Dr Charlie Teo.

Saeed gives a compelling account of his life through revolution and war, love, camaraderie, immigration, the hardships and sacrifices which stretch far back into his past, like footprints on his long and extraordinary journey. After the 1979 Revolution in Iran, as a young political activist campaigning for freedom and democracy, he was hunted mercilessly by the militia and the Islamic Regime. Unable to complete his schooling, his months in exile exposed him to an education of a different kind.

Ultimately though, it was his experience of war which irrevocably changed him as a man. Enlisted to fight in a war he did not believe in, for a government he opposed, the horror and shock of active military service burned away the last vestiges of youthful naievety. Saeed's ambitions in his home country were blocked at every turn on ideological grounds. Despite the odds, he eventually completed his tertiary education and went on to become a competent engineer in Iran, but hi...

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