S2 E10 - S2EP10 - 8 October 2018 - One Woman's Struggle in Iran


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*The episode comes with a warning. Violence is portrayed in this story. Discretion is advised.

Before I had been imprisoned, I never thought of the physical and psychological effects of constant hunger. Some prisoners talked about what food they missed, and how it tasted. Prisoners reminisced about food.

One Woman's Struggle in Iran by Nazrin Parvaz

I couldn't separate Iran from the rest of the world. We all are in the same boat that is running fast with the current towards a future full of more misery unless we do something about it. In Iran, the same as in the rest of the world - we need a just system that safeguards freedom and equality.

Nasrin Parvaz became a civil rights activist when the Islamic regime took power in 1979. She was arrested in 1982 and spent eight years in prison.

You can find Nasrin on her website, Twitter. Her novel, The Secret Letters from X to A is available here.


Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Nat V.

Nasrin Parvaz's short story, A Woman's Struggle in Iran, is written by Nasrin and read by Maryam Babaali. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.

Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, "Mogul" and "November Mist".

Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.

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