DC Reads: 'Reading Lolita in Tehran'

Join us Monday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the book, Reading Lolita In Tehran by Azar NafisiBook Cover Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Azar Nafisi grew up in Tehran under the former shah in Iran and became a university professor of English literature during the time of the Iranian Revolution. She led an underground reading and discussion group of women that focused on Western Literature, including Lolita, Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice and Daisy Miller.

Her book, Reading Lolita in Tehran, provides a look at how a courageous woman silently fought for the liberating power of literature in the face of censorship.