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  • emReading Lolita in Tehranem
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    Reading Lolita in Tehran

    Ms. Nafisi talked about her book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, published by Random House. Professor Nafisi resigned from her job as a professor of English literature at a…

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  • After Words with Azar Nafisi
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    After Words with Azar Nafisi

    Azar Nafisi talked with Trita Parsi about her new book, Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories, her personal story of her life in Iran. She brings readers into her childhood and reveals the…

    264 views
  • Protests in Iran
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    Protests in Iran

    Azar Nafisi, who lived in Iran during the 1979 Revolution, talked about the current reaction from citizens and leadership in Iran over the results of the presidential election. She also…

    133 views
  • Sunday Book  Author Breakfast
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    Sunday Book & Author Breakfast

    John Hodgman talked about his book, his comedy routine, and the novel Dune by Frank Herbert. The panel talked about the media, specifically the 24-hour news cycle, book publishers, the role of…

    122 views
  • emChasing the Flameem
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    Chasing the Flame

    Samantha Power talked about her book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World. In the book she talks about the life and work of United Nations High…

    351 views
  • Iranian Culture and Society
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    Iranian Culture and Society

    LIVE from the NYPL hosted a discussion titled “Who’s Afraid of Iran?” about the different conceptions people hold about Iranians and to expose some myths and stereotypes. It featured the…

    506 views
  • emReading Lolita in Tehranem
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    Reading Lolita in Tehran

    Professor Nafisi discussed her new book, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, published by Random House. Ms. Nafisi is a former professor at the University of Tehran; she now…

    694 views
  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    Continuous coverage of the history and biography tent was shown. A number of authors discussed their recent works and their experiences as researchers and writers. Speakers responded to audience questions.…

    354 views
  • Women Authors  The Write Stuff
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    Women Authors: The Write Stuff

    Panelists discussed the lives, roles, and contributions of women. Among the topics addressed were the authors' books, their reasons for writing, and the identities of women. Ms. Sonenshine…

    81 views
  • Democracy in the Middle East
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    Democracy in the Middle East

    Professor Nafisi talked about her article in the latest edition of the New Republic about democracy in the Middle East. She discusses whether “Western style” democracy was compatible with…

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