Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir In Books


Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir In Books Biography
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Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafasi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classivcs. Some of the women were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their veils and began to speak more freely - their stories intertwining with the novels they were reading by Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists sezied hold of the universities and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the women in Nafisi's living room spoke not only of the books they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Nafis's luminous book gives readers a rare gllimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran. An authentic tribute to liberty, and the liberating powers of literature. Suggested Reading. 380p. Kindle Price: $11.99

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