The author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” tells a more personal story of her life in Iran. She brings readers into her childhood and reveals the family dynamics that shaped her life choices and world perspective.
Azar Nafisi is a visiting fellow and Director of the Dialogue Project at Johns Hopkins University’s Foreign Policy Institute. Previously, she taught western literature at Tehran University.
It should be noted that Azar received quite a bit of criticism for writing such a book after the passing of her parents. Many believe that this book portrayed her parents, especially her mother, in a very negative light. The criticim was directed more towards the fact that the parents are unable to respond to such charges.
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