List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-01-09

    Readings by two Iranian writers: Nahid Rachlin & Porochista Khakpour

    New York Wednesday - January 9, 2008     07:00 PM

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    January 9, Wednesday, 7:00 P.M.

    Reading by Nahid Rachlin from her memoir PERSIAN GIRLS

    and Porochista Khakpour from her novel, SONS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS

    McNally Robinson Books

    at the bookstore cafe

    52 Prince St.(between Lafayette and Mulberry), NYC

    Trains: #6 N or R

    (212) 274-1160

    Event free

    Rachlin's memoir: in a story of ambition, oppression, hope, heartache, and sisterhood, Persian Girls traces Rachlin's coming of age in Iran-and her domineering father-her tangled family life, and her relationship with her older sister, and unexpected soul mate, Pari. Both girls refused to accept traditional roles prescribed for them under Muslim cultural laws. They devoured forbidden books. They had secret romances. But then things quickly changed. Pari was forced by her parents to marry a wealthy suitor, a cruel man who kept her a prisoner in her own home. After narrowly avoiding an unhappy match herself with a man her parents chose for her, Nahid came to America, where she found literary success. Back in Iran, however, Pari's dreams fell to pieces.

    Khakpour's novel is the story of a young man in Los Angeles dealing with his traditional Iranian parents and the shadow of the terrifying, violent last moments in a homeland he barely remembers.

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