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About the Author

Venezuelan writer CAROL PRUNHUBER was educated in Caracas and Paris, where she completed her doctorate in literature. She began her career as a freelance journalist in Paris, then as a foreign correspondent in Madrid. In 1985, she traveled to Kurdistan with a French TV crew to film the Kurdish conflict in Iran, where she became immersed in the plight of the Kurdish people. Th is book, twenty years in the making, is a distillation of her passionate concern. www.carolprunhuber.com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (January 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144017816X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440178160
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,779,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Passion and Death of Rahman the Kurd: Dreaming Kurdistan" is 2010 INDIE Book Awards Winner for biography; 2010 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE Book Award Finalist for biography; 2009 Foreword Review's BOOK OF THE YEAR Awards Silver Winner for biography.

Carol Prunhuber is a Venezuelan journalist and writer. She studied Literature in Caracas and then pursued her Doctorate in Ibero American Studies in the University of Paris. She has also written Women: Around the World and Through the Ages (USA, 1990) and Agua, silencio, memoria y Felisberto Hernández (Caracas, 1986).

She was a foreign correspondent for El Nacional (Caracas) in Madrid in the 80's. In 1982 she met the Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm winner, Kurdish film director from Turkey, Yilmaz Güney which sparked her growing interest in political affairs. One year later, she met the Iranian Kurdish leader Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou. In 1985, through the French agency Gamma TV, she traveled to Iranian Kurdistan via Baghdad to film the struggle of the Kurds in Iran.

You can learn more about the author by visiting www.carolprunhuber.com

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The Passion and Death of Rahman the Kurd: Dreaming Kurdistan is the compelling account of Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, a great man whose lifelong wish was that of lasting peace for the Kurdish people, but who was unfortunately brutally murdered by emissaries of the Iranian government. This is a very well written, superb and moving story of an exceptional man who dedicated his life to lead the Kurdish people in their quest for autonomy from those countries which oppress them. The story is grand in its scope and detail, and the author's friendship with Ghassemlou makes the book even more credible and fascinating. Carol Prunhuber is a gifted writer and a great story teller, making one want to read this book from cover to cover without wanting to stop. As soon as I opened this book I was immediately hooked, making it the best story that I've read in a long time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Weber on February 13, 2010
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This is a powerful story that is well-written, sensitive and intelligent. I knew next to nothing about Kurdistan and the struggle of the Kurdish people, nor of the involvement of so many other players, especially Iran, before reading it. This is a page-turner about one man's passion and death that also informs and makes understandable a complex situation. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By U. Behruz on April 2, 2010
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This book talks about the life of a legendary Kurdish leader whom dedicated and then sacrificed his for the love of his people.
The life and death of Dr. A. R. Ghassemlou as the leader of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and a hero for Iranian Kurds is a must read for those who have a kin interest in the Kurds, Iran and the region.
Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By marc on January 11, 2010
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In recent news, I have read about the Kurds and how they are creating a stable environment in that war-torn part of the Middle East, despite the animosity of their neighbors in Turkey, Iran and elsewhere. This book sets the scene for today's headlines and reveals a fascinating account of a Kurdish hero. Highly readable and a page turner!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yassin Almassy on June 1, 2010
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This is a must read for everyone that want to know about Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iran's prominent leader Dr. Abulrahman Qasemlo. A great and authentic review on his progressive life and ideas for freedom and democracy in Iran. The author is putting the Kurds in Iran in a contemporary history of the Kurds in general and in particularly the Iranian regime of minority governed ayatollah's attitude towards Kurds. The book also goes in depth in terms of giving brilliant and huge amounts of facts regarding the assassination and terrorist act in Austria directly committed by the Iranian regime and with cooperation with the Austrian government.

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