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PageTurners Book Club: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi's living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. In this extraordinary memoir, their stories become intertwined with the ones they are reading.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Author: 
Azar Nafisi
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0375504907/COVER_GIF
Event Info
Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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