Neda — the Career of a Global Icon

  • Aleida Assmann
  • Corinna Assmann
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)


On 26 December 2009, the London Times chose Neda Agha-Soltan as ‘person of the year’. The article stated: ‘Neda Soltan […], a young beautiful woman who had studied philosophy, was now an aspiring singer, […] found herself abruptly catapulted from the crowds of Tehran to become the face of protest against Iran’s repressive rulers; a symbol of rebellion against the fraudulent election that had just returned Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to power’. Neda is included in a list of recent heroes and victims whose suffering became a beacon of protest against repressive injustice and brutal violations of human rights (Times 1 2009).


Collective Memory Violent Death Iranian Government Iranian State Totalitarian Regime 
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