Not Without My Daughter

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Author: Betty Mahmoody

9780552152167 | PB | pp. 528 | 1989 | Corgi Books

This The true story of one woman’s struggle to keep her child and win freedom for them both.

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‘You are here for the rest of your life. Do you understand? You are not leaving Iran. You are here until you die.’

Betty Mahmoody and her husband, Dr Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody (‘Moody’), came to Iran from the USA to meet Moody’s family. With them was their four-year-old daughter, Mahtob. Appalled by the squalor of their living conditions, horrified by what she saw of a country where women are merely chattels and Westerners are despised, Betty soon became desperate to return to the States. But Moody, and his often vicious family, had other plans. Mother and daughter became prisoners of an alien culture, hostages of an increasingly tyrannical and violent man.

Betty began to try to arrange an escape. Evading Moody’s sinister spy network, she secretly met sympathisers opposed to Khomeini’s savage regime. But every scheme that was suggested to her meant leaving Mahtob behind for ever…

Additional information

Author:

Betty Mahmoody

ISBN:

9780552152167

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

528

Year of Publication:

1989

Publisher:

Corgi Books

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author is an American public speaker best known for her book, Not Without My Daughter, which was subsequently made into a film of the same name. She is the President and co-founder of One World: For Children, an organization that promotes understanding between cultures and strives to offer security and protection to children of bi-cultural marriages.

After her ordeal in Iran, she now lives again in Michigan with Mahtob and her two sons from her first marriage.

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