Tehran, City of Lies


Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian writer and journalist. She works as a reporter for Channel 4’s foreign affairs series Unreported World. Her investigative journalism from the countries that struggle through crises such as Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, El Salvador and specially Syria brought her an Emmy award.

While working as Tehran correspondent for THE TIMES from 2003 to 2006, she began interviewing 8 people from all walks of life including a drug dealer, a porn star, a blogger, a Basiji boy who wants to have sex change, and an old thug who runs a gambling service. In her first non fiction book CITY OF LIES she was able to depict the fast pace changes of a society toward modernism.


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