Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day

In honor of International women's day I've reached back to a NYT bestseller from 2003 to suggest a book: Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in books by Azar Nafisi I'm sure some of you read this when it came out, but if you never got around to it, consider coming to the library to check it out now.


Reading Lolita tells the story of Azar Nafisi a literature professor in Iran forced to resign her post who continues to teach seven of her students, meeting in her house to read classic western works, including  Lolita, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.   These novels take a back seat to the lives of Azar and her students, but the transformative power of literature drives the memoir.

 This glimpse into the hearts and minds of women whose rights have been stripped away shows us their courage, their losses and their joys.




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