The Golden Cage

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The Golden Cage

Three Brothers, Three Choices, One Destiny

By Shirin Ebadi

Kales Press, Hardcover, 9780979845642, 253pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2011

History perhaps is best described through life stories we each can hold dearly.The Golden Cage is one such story about three brothers the author knew through their sister, Pari, a childhood friend. Each brother subscribes to a different political ideology that tears Iran and their lives apart. As Pari observes, her brothers live deluded lives in golden cages of ideology. These words mark the beginning of this story, illuminating the multifaceted, oppressive Iran of today and years past.

Friday, Apr 22, 2011

Shirin Ebadi is the Iranian human-rights lawyer who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. In her new book, The Golden Cage, she tells the story of the Iranian Revolution through three brothers: a monarchist, an anarchist and a revolutionary Islamist. All three met tragic ends. More at

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