List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-12-05

    Azar Nafisi to speak in Berkeley

    Bay Area - East Bay Wednesday - December 5, 2007     08:00 PM

    Azar Nafisi to speak in Berkeley


    Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, an inspired blend of reminiscences and literary criticism that electrified readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Earning high acclaim and multiple literary prizes, the book is "an eloquent brief on the transformative powers of fiction—on the refuge from ideology that art can offer to those living under tyranny, and art's affirmative and subversive faith in the voice of the individual" (The New York Times). At this special appearance, Nafisi will explore her belief in (and advocacy of) the Republic of the Imagination, "a country worth building, a state with a future, a place where we can truly know freedom."

    Presented in association with the Townsend Center's Forum on the Humanities and the Public World

    $5 tickets are now available for this special appearance for UC Berkeley students. Please note that there are a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order early. To purchase tickets, students must come to the Cal Performances Ticket Office in person. This discount is not available online or via phone order, the limit is one (1) ticket per student with ID, and IDs will be checked at the door of the performance.


    http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2007/speaking/an.php
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