The Libraries is very pleased to share news of this important literary event from Dateline:
“Binghamton University celebrates 50 years of offering PhDs with a presentation by Azar Nafisi, best known as the author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. Nafisi will speak on campus at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.”
For those of you who may not yet have read Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, it is available through University Libraries.
The book shares Nafisi’s belief that everyone, even Iranian women, have the right to an education. This is a human right she bravely supports not only through her words, but through her actions – conducting classes for women in her own Iranian home.
The Dateline article also provides a brief, but enticing overview of Nafisi’s newest offering The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books, which we learn has been . . .
“Praised as the memoir in books that does for America what Reading Lolita did for Iran, this passionate book illustrates the importance of fiction, and especially of active reading, to change people’s lives.”
This new book is featured and available in the University Bookstore (UUW 104).
For the full Dateline article, go online.
The Libraries offers a wide variety of books and articles from, and about, Author Azar Nafisi including Why Americans Love Azar Nafisi, Vagabond Nation: Becoming a Naturalized American, The Last Word: Azar Nafisi: Finding Fact Through Fiction, Culture War: America’s best weapon is the Iranian people and many, many more on this and a variety of related subjects.
As always, contact us for any assistance you may need!