Reading Lolita in Tehran a memoir in books
Title
Reading Lolita in Tehran a memoir in books

Author
Nafisi, Azar.

Publication Information
[S.l. : s.n., 2005]

Physical Description
10 books in a cloth bag ; 15 X 20 cm. + 1 folder.

Series
Instant book club.

General Note
Imprint may vary.
 
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.

Personal Subject
Nafisi, Azar.

Subject Term
Women college teachers -- Iran -- Biography.
 
College teachers -- Iran -- Biography.
 
Women -- Social conditions -- Iran.
 
English teachers -- Iran -- Biography.
 
English literature -- Study and teaching -- Iran.
 
American literature -- Study and teaching -- Iran.
 
Women -- Books and reading -- Iran.
 
Group reading -- Iran.

Geographic Term
Iran -- Social conditions -- 1979-1997.

Local Subject
Book club kit collection.

Summary
Prof. Nafisi resigned from her job as professor of English Literature at a university in Tehran in 1995 due to repressive government policies. For the next 2 years, until she left Iran, she gathered 7 young women, former students, at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss works of Western literature forbidden by the new regime. They used this forum to learn to speak freely, not only about literature, but also about the social, political, and cultural realities of living under strict Islamic rule.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book club kitKT 921 NAFISI11Kits