Azar Nafisi

When we were in Phoenix for a humanities conference in November, we heard Azar Nafisi speak.  It was interesting and inspiring.  She has written a number of books, but probably the best known is Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.  It chronicles her years teaching in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.  She writes about the books that she and her students discussed and the relationship of these books to their personal lives.  (One that she mentions is Daisy Miller by Henry James, and I read that, too.  An interesting little read...)

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