Guest Host: Susan Page

Azar Nafisi describes life in Iran after the 1979 revolution and talks about why, after being removed as a university professor, she took the risk of inviting a group of women to her home for discussions on great Western works of literature – banned books – including 1984, "The Great Gatsby", and Nabokov’s "Lolita".

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  • Azar Nafisi Director of Cultural Conversations and professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran"

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