By Shirin Ebadi, abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths.
Read by Souad Faress.
In 2003, Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work for human rights, the first Iranian and the first Muslim to win the prize.
In her memoirs, she describes growing up under the Shah, the initial euphoria and later horror of the Islamic Revolution, and her battles against injustices in Iran's Islamic penal code.Ebadi's political awakening came as a student in Tehran in the 1960s.
In a miniskirt and beehive hairdo, she studied law and protested against government corruption.
Now a highly regarded young judge, Shirin supports the overthrow of the Shah, but is swiftly disappointed by the Islamic Revolution.
No longer allowed to practise law, Shirin witnesses the horrors of the war with Iraq, and the cruelty of Iran's new rulers.
Following the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, Ebadi returns to the courtroom - this time to fight for women and children oppressed by the Islamic penal code.
Ebadi's quest for justice leads to her imprisonment, but there is growing international support for her human rights work.