Book Club – Reading Lolita in Tehran
Thu, April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi’s living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. In this extraordinary memoir, their stories become intertwined with the ones they are reading. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.
The Book Club meets each month at Twin Maples at 1pm to discuss the selected reading. Tea and refreshments will be served. Meetings are open to all Fortnightly Club members. Not a member? Come to our book club meeting and see what it’s all about!