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Azar Nafisi is a lifelong champion and ardent supporter of the importance of Humanities and Liberal Arts and the role they play in the preservation and promotion of democracy. She is best known as the author of the national bestseller “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books,” which electrified its 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 an enthusiastic readership, it is an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny.
Nafisi explores the power of literature in traumatic times in her new book “Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times.”