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Azar Nafisi

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20090320

Growing up in pre-revolutionary Iran, Azar Nafisi did not have a particularly happy family life. In her new memoir, Things I Have Been Silent About, she examines the growing pains of her family as well as the Iranian culture that led to the 1978 Islamic Revolution, and how those events helped shape her life. She also discusses how she's grown as a writer since her first book, Reading Lolita in Tehran.

| Subject Matter: Iran, Culture, Family, Revolution | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Nonfiction |

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