Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Azar Nafisi

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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Azar Nafisi, award-winning, critically acclaimed author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran (also a book group favorite), returns in her latest book, Things I’ve Been Silent About, to Iran and her childhood. Come and hear a master of the modern memoir talk about this personal reflection on women’s choices, her unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland, her exploration of a young girl’s pain over family secrets and a mother’s lost life, a young woman’s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, and the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval. Hear also about her next book, The Republic of Imagination: A Portrait of America in Three Books (Viking, October 2014).
Reading Lolita in Tehran, a long-running New York Times bestseller published around the world in 32 languages, received many awards, including the Nonfiction Book of the Year Award from Booksense, and was a finalist for the 2004 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Memoir. Nafisi has lectured and written extensively on the political implications of literature and culture, as well as on the important role Iranian women and girls continue to play in calling for change and pluralism in Iran. She is a promoter of literacy as well as of reading books of universal literary value.
Sponsored By: Viking

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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