Reading Lolita in Tehran
Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 5:35pm
In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, former college professor Azar Nafisi secretly read forbidden Western classics with seven of her female University students.
Ms. Nafisi's account of life and literature in the Islamic Republic of Iran is part memoir, part contemporary history and part personal and literary exploration.
Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss Reading Lolita in Tehan, a fascinating look at the power of literature to transcend the turbulence and tyranny of revolution.
We will be reading this book citywide as part of DC Reads 2012: One Book, One City, One Good Read.