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Things I've Been Silent About Summary
Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in a family in Iran, moving memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and difficult mother, against the background of Iran during a time of revolution and change. A young girl's pain over family secrets and a mother's lost life, a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheavalthese and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir, as a gifted storyteller once again uses her own life to transform the way we see the world and "reminds us of why we read in the first place" (Newsday).
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"Starred Review. The calm candor with which she narrates her experiences .... will resonate with readers everywhere." - Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week.
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Azar Nafisi Author Biography
Azar Nafisi is a professor at Johns Hopkins
University. She won a fellowship from Oxford and taught English literature at
the University of Tehran, the Free Islamic University and Allameh Tabatabai
University in Iran. She was expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing
to wear the veil and left Iran for America in 1997. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New Republic and has appeared on countless radio and television programs.
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