Things I've Been Silent About
Book: Things I've Been Silent About , by Azar Nafisi, Azar Nafisi, ISBN10: 0739317547, ISBN13: 9780739317549, Random House Audio Publishing Group, December 2008, MP3 Book
Ever since the 1979 revolution that brought Ayatollah Khomeini to power, Western culture and literature has become wholly reviled in Iran and especially forbidden for women to explore. However, that did not stop Azar Nafisi from gathering a small group of women to her home every Thursday to lead a discussion group on such banned Western classics as Pride and Prejudice and Lolita.
I started making a list in my diary entitled Things I Have Been Silent About. Under it I wrote: Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading Lolita in Tehran. I wrote about repressive laws and executions, about public and political abominations. Eventually I drifted into writing about private betrayals, implicating myself and those close to me in ways I had never imagined.
--From Things I Have Been Silent About
Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country s political revolution. A girl s pain over family secrets; a young woman s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a...
The New York Times Book Review - Elaine Sciolino
A gifted storyteller with a mastery of Western literature, Nafisi knows how to use language both to settle scores and to seduce. Her family secrets pour forth in a flood of revelations of anger, humiliation and deceit.
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