Humanities

'Reading Lolita in Tehran' Author Azar Nafisi

Oct 13, 2015
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Following the Iranian revolution, the new regime grew stricter toward women, and cracked down on intellectuals. Our guest today, Azar Nafisi, stayed on in her position as literature professor to resist the system, but the restrictions ultimately pushed her out. Now a longtime U.S. resident, she advocates for intellectual freedom, and the importance of humanities.

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