Reading Lolita in Tehran

by Azar Nafisi

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Reading Lolita in Tehran

When a radical Islamist in Nafisi's English class at Tehran University questions her decision to teach 'The Great Gatsby', she decides to let him put Gatsby on trial. When she is fired for refusing to wear a veil, she resumes her classes at home with a small group of female students.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Lindsay
(5 years ago)
17 May, 2018
Written in 2004 this details how because of the Islamic regime, women studied forbidden Western books in secret during the 1990s.

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Language: EN

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