Friday, March 05, 2010

*Things I've Been Silent About* by Azar Nafisi

Professor Nafisi’s follow up to her remarkable
memoir, Reading Lolita In Tehran reveals the back
story of her parents lives and the history of twentieth
century Iran. Radical changes in the lives of Iranian
women from the time of her grandmother’s era in the
early 1900s to her daughter’s adolescence in the 1980s
goes full circle from strict religious observance and
segregation to educational and occupational
freedoms and back again. Yet as any reader of her
previous work knows, Nafisi weaves personal
narratives, social history and the study of literature
into an extremely intelligent and insightful fabric that
will inform you in ways so personal you will be

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