Lewis Alsamari - with Marina Nemat

Created for the 2007 Book Festival, this podcast features two exceptional young writers who talk about their new books. Lewis Alsamari fled conscription into Saddam's elite forces, survived being shot, a gruelling desert trek, and an attempt to free his family from Abu Ghraib. Since arriving in the West, he has starred in the film United 93 about the 9/11 attacks. Marina Nemat, an Iranian Christian was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Guard aged sixteen and was saved by her jailer in return for a secret marriage. Powerful personal accounts from two young writers fighting back against fanaticism.

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