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Reading lolita in tehran: a memoir in books [azar nafisi] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers every thursday morning for two years in the islamic republic of iran, azar nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher. Winner, 2004 book sense book of the year award for non-fiction this book transcends categorization of memoir, literary criticism or social history, though it is superb in all three —publishers weekly (starred review) for two years before she left iran in 1997, nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every. Every thursday morning for two years in the islamic republic of iran, azar nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden western classics some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular some.
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To read azar nafisi's elegantly crafted reading lolita in tehran: a memoir in books is to enter two worlds simultaneously: life in the university against the backdrop of the geopolitical world of tehran from the end of the shah's regime [ end page 743] to nafisi's departure from iran in 1997, and the world of the literary.
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