Nahid Mozaffari @ City Lights

Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Time: 07:00 PM
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Wednesday, September 7th, 7 pm

at City Lights Bookstore

Strange Times, My Dear


Contemporary Iranian Literature

with editors

Nahid Mozaffari & Ahmad Karimi Hakkak

published by Arcade Publishing

A rich and varied collection of contemporary short stories, extracts from novels, and poetry that showcases the latest developments in Iranian literature.

Since the revolution of 1979, the West has been virtually cut off from Iran’s culture. Despite war, repression, and censorship, there has been a cultural renaissance in Iran over the past 25 years, not only in literature, but also in music, art, and film. Now for the first time we have selections in translation from the work of over 50 men and women from three generations. This sampling—or to use the Farsi term golchine , a bouquet—provides a window onto an important but sorely neglected segment of world culture and will also serve to awaken further interest in the work of Iranian novelists and poets.

Nahid Mozaffari earned her Ph.D. in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. She has taught Middle Eastern history at the New School in New York, and at Cabot University in Rome.

Ahmad Karimi Hakkak is a professor of Persian literature and the director of the Center for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. He has written 18 books on Persian literature, film and culture and is the president of the International Society for Iranian Studies.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

261 Columbus Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94133


A literary meeting place since 1953

All City Lights Events are Free to the public

How to get there:

City Lights is located in San Francisco’s historic North Beach district between Broadway Street and Pacific Avenue on Columbus Avenue. 24 hour parking is available at the public garage on Vallejo Street between Stockton and Powell Streets, across from Central Police Station. MUNI access via No. 15 and 30 lines. The nearest BART access is MONTGOMERY station.

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