Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9780739317532 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Azar Nafisi brought alive her passions of teaching and literature in her first book, READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN. Now she applies her passions to tales of her own life. As her storytelling skill transports readers to faraway Iran, her accent is like an exotic perfume. It’s no accident that she begins her book with a narrative of how, when she was a child, her father told her classical stories of Ferdowsi, a tenth-century Persian writer who mingled poetry and history. Her words are beautifully chosen as her personal and political perceptions develop and intertwine. Nafisi tells painful truths about her relationships with her parents and her marriages, as well as the anxiety of living and raising children under Khomeini during the war with Iraq. Her writings, taken from diary entries, show courage and eloquence. S.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2009]
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