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Title: Know Your Place
Authors: Ghahraman, Golriz
Genre: Non Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 305
Year: 2020
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Description: When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and - ultimately - create a new life.

In this open and intimate account, Ghahraman talks about making a home in Aotearoa New Zealand, her work as a human rights lawyer, her United Nations missions, and how she became the first refugee to be elected to the New Zealand Parliament.

Passionate and unflinching, Know Your Place is a story about breaking barriers, and the daily challenges of prejudice that shape the lives of women and minorities. At its heart, it's about overcoming fear, about family, and about finding a place to belong. [Taken from book cover, Harper Collins Publishing]


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"In a very articulate fashion, Ms Ghahraman explores the ways in which her arrival here at age nine, has shaped her life."

"She does not hold back from exposing the faults she sees in our society, or the ways in which we might improve it."

"Very compelling, thought-provoking and challenging."

"Inspiringly courageous."

"Even if the reader does not share her political views, this would be an inspiring and interesting book."

"An amazing book for discussion."

"This book is potentially contentious, but definitely one that we all should read."

"I don't think anyone will finish it without some uncomfortable looks at the attitudes we hold."

Categories: Non Fiction - New Zealand, Biography, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Feminism, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Inspirational, Political, Social commentary/perspectives, Iran, 2022 Titles - Coming Soon

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