Azar Nafisi | Things I’ve Been Silent About

Recorded Jan 27, 2009
Direct Download: 20090127-azarnaf.mp3

In her New York Times bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi painted a vibrant portrait of women’s lives in Iran and shared “an eloquent brief on the transformative powers of fiction” (New York Times). In her new memoir, Things I’ve Been Silent About, she explores her pain over family secrets and her mother’s death, her discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, and the price one pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval. Expelled from teaching at the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the veil, Nafisi emigrated to the U.S. in 1997 and is now a professor at Johns Hopkins University.

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