Monday, March 7, 2011

Azar Nafisi

I'm reading Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi.  She's the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a book I enjoyed the first third of but then lost interest in.  This new (to me) book is a sort of memoir, focusing particularly on her mother and father.  The culture and politics of Iran bleed into the story, but are not front-and-center.  It's so far quite engaging.

I'm looking forward to re-reading Persepolis, a graphic novel memoir by Marjane Satrapi which is also about growing up in Iran.  I read it a few years ago and loved it.  (I also loved the animated film based on it, though seeing some of the events on the movie screen instead of the page made them even more heartbreaking.)  I recommend it highly.

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