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Summer Reading: Author Azar Nafisi

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Summer Reading: Author Azar Nafisi

Summer Reading: Author Azar Nafisi

Summer Reading: Author Azar Nafisi

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Our summer reading series profiles Azar Nafisi, author of Lolita in Tehran. She is currently the director of the Dialogue Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. She has just finished Diane Ravitch's The Language Police, and lists Address Unknown by Kathrine Taylor as one of her favorite books. Nafisi also regularly revisits Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.