Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: The Return

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran in 2016 and remained in prison there until she was released in 2022. She returned to the UK to her daughter and husband, who campaigned non-stop for her release. Her memoir, A Yard of Sky, co-written with her husband, details her experiences in prison and will be released soon.

“The Return is the story of a man in search of his father, the story of so many of us searching for our loved ones who are victims of politics. This is a story of how to be a human and hold onto your humanity.”

Thank you to Nazanin for recommending this book!

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