Adventures in Reading – April 25 – May 1, 2016

What did I read (and finish) this week? Look below to find out!

Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi (2016) – This novel is about Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian civil rights activist and former judge and lawyer who was forced out of her occupation, home, country, and even marriage by a corrupt government. Shirin details her civil rights work and the many ways the Iranian government tried to suppress her voice, including intimidating her clients, tapping her phones, spying on her, and harassing her friends and family. This was a difficult read, and sometimes I found it impossible to believe that a government could be so corrupt and cruel. It was an eye-opener and has led me to research more about Ebadi and Iran. I highly recommend it.

Ongoing manga:

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) by Yusei Matsui (2012 – complete) ch. 176 – 180.4 – In these chapters, Koro-sensei dies and the kids have to learn how to live on after him, a bittersweet moment. There are also a few sub chapters about Koro-sensei that were humorous but not that important to the overall story. It was a really fun read while it lasted, and I’m a bit sad there aren’t any more weird missions. I look forward to what Yusei Matsui puts out next.

* Image taken from http://enclave.la/event/shirin-ebadi-until-we-are-free/

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