Tag: Tehran

Traveling to the Republic of Imagination with Azar Nafisi

Traveling to the Republic of Imagination with Azar Nafisi
It is a place without entry and exit polls. Where the paradigm of success is not billionaire Donald Trump and celebrity Kim Kardasian but rather the orphaned tramp Huck Finn and Jim the slave. It is where flawed literary individuals  — what author Henry James called “perfectly equipped failures,”– flourish and teach us to follow... Read more »

An Artist Talks About Iran

An Artist Talks About Iran
“Silence has its own voice for those who listen.” Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, tweeted me those words in November of 2014 after I published Iran: When a Voice is Silenced. At the last moment, the person I had lined up for the post pulled out, deciding it was too risky to speak with me. I ran... Read more »