TEHRAN –(Iranart)- “A Foot That Was Left Behind”, the memoirs the former Iranian prisoner of war Seyyed Nasser Hosseinipur, has recently been published in Turkish.
The book has been translated into Turkish by Vildan Karabulut, the Istanbul-based publisher Tesnim has announced.
The Tesnim Publications has published the book in collaboration with Iran’s Cultural Office in the city.
In “A Foot That Was Left Behind”, Hosseinipur describes the torture he suffered during his 880 days of captivity in Iraq during the 1980s.
He was captured by the Iraqi soldiers after he was injured in his leg during a military operation when he was only 16. His leg was cut off after he was transferred into Iraq.
Hosseinipur dedicated the Persian version of the book, which was published by Sureh-Mehr in 2012, to Walid Farhan, an Iraqi sergeant of the Tikrit War Prisoners Camp 16, who tortured him during his captivity.
Hosseinipur wrote the book based on notes he had inscribed in the margins of newspapers and books the terrorist group MKO (Mojahedin Khalq Organization) distributed in the prisoners’ camps in Iraq. He hid the notes in his canes to transfer them to Iran after his release.
An Arabic translation of the book was also published in 2014.