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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: The title of this memoir signals the many strands of Golriz Ghahraman's life - knowing her place as a refugee, immigrant, a woman of colour, a human rights lawyer and as a member of parliament.

From her childhood in Iran and arrival in New Zealand aged nine, through to her experiences as an advocate in legal and political spheres, this is a confronting account of a multifaceted life and of the discrimination meted out to those who are perceived to be different.

Knowing one's place and finding one's voice ... in this compelling and inspiring story, the author has found both.


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, Morals/Ethics, Political, Social commentary/perspectives, Iran, 2022 Titles, Larger font

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