Azar Nafisi

Interview with CNN

31-Dec-2009
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sarasepidzadeh

I Love her

by sarasepidzadeh on

what a great book - she is so talented - I love her!

 

Sara Sepidzadeh - All Things IRAN


Anonymoses

LOL to you sir

by Anonymoses on

"Since Azar NAfisi forwarded one of the most accurate translations by Dick Davis ..."

How does that make my point any less valid? She's thought to be a BRILLIANT Persian writer here in the West, so obviously they'd ask her to write a forward... That doesn't make this any less true --> "This was not enlightening... and her book was terrible... she spends the ENTIRE book gloating about herself and how she ~saved~ all the ~repressed~ young Iranians."

I haven't read the forward to Shahnameh... but does it go like... "myself and people like Ferdowsi are just ah-mah-zing ruh-tehrs. Also Ferdosi could improve based on some of my literary criticisms... if he were alive. enjoy the book"


Darius Kadivar

Anonymoses / Nafisi: interesting you mention the Shahnameh ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Since Azar NAfisi forwarded one of the most accurate translations by Dick Davis ...

http://www.amazon.com/Shahnameh-Persian-Book-Kings-ebook/dp/B001RTC0Y2/ref=sr_1_1?

So ulike You Anonymoses jaan I suppose she knows what she is talking about ...

LOL 


Anonymoses

For those of you who want to

by Anonymoses on

For those of you who want to read: Go read the Shahnameh instead, or books from any of these legitimite Iranian authors who don't rely on Orientalist perceptions and denigration of others in order to get a point across:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Persian_poets_and_authors 


Anonymoses

On this topic: This was not

by Anonymoses on

On this topic: This was not enlightening... and her book was terrible... she spends the ENTIRE book gloating about herself and how she ~saved~ all the ~repressed~ young Iranians. 

Is everyone drinking cool-aid? Self-serving people (like Makhmalbaf etc) take sides of whatever movement of the day they think can carry them. They see halos above their own heads and think everyone else believes it too.


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

she's more qualified than reza pahlavi

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

this is a much better start! i doubt she would get involved.


benross

I saw comprador

by benross on

I saw comprador intellectuals and I couldn't go any further. This is not being frozen in time. It's being rotten timelessly.


ghalam-doon

More on Dabashi vs. Nafisi

by ghalam-doon on

"Rarely has an Oriental servant of a white-identified, imperial design managed to pack so many services to imperial hubris abroad and racist
elitism at home--all in one act. It is thus exceedingly important to
read Nafisi not just for her ideological services to the US imperial
designs globally, but, equally if not more important, for her
reactionary consequences inside the United States as well."

Of couse now that Dabashi has become "maghze-pesteie", he might have changed his opinions.

The whole article:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/797/special.htm



Darius Kadivar

Gee Hamid Dabashi must be Pissed off ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Hee Hee ...

Hamid Dabashi: Iranians do not want to overthrow the Islamic Republic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJw7bGr6qvA

 


Emil

Real Lady..

by Emil on

She has got my vote , Azar Nafisi,  as the first President in Republic of Iran....

Bavafa

excellent interview and all points right on the mark

by Bavafa on

Mehrdad


Banafsheh Zolfaghari

Lets hear it for all Iranian Woman!

by Banafsheh Zolfaghari on

About time we hear from our well versed Iranian woman!  Great job Azar.  We love it.  My girls are proud to see Iranian woman shine.  Speak up, Speak up, Speak up.   

Banafsheh


I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

The new president will be a woman

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

What she says about women is true. I wish she had mentioned the dumb arrest of Shirin Ebadi's sister and the confiscation of her medal as threats to a strong Ebadi.


Iraneh Azad

She is Great

by Iraneh Azad on

What a pleasure to listen to. She is all class. Makes me proud as an Iranian.


Faramarz_Fateh

What a classy eloquent and well informed lady!

by Faramarz_Fateh on

I love her!!  I think I'm gonna go buy her book this weekend.

Thanks for posting Ghormeh 


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