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Episode 125: Azar Nafisi

azar  Born in Tehran and educated in Switzerland and the University of Oklahoma, thus setting some kind of record for cultural contrast, she taught English literature at Tehran University and is now a fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Like millions of admirers, I first heard of her with the publication of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Her most recent book is The Republic of Imagination. We convened at Mark Twain House with musical guest Mamie Minch.

  • huck Person: Huck Finn
  • damavar Place: Mt. Damavand
  • azar's thing Thing: this stone
  • coetzee Randy’s Person: J.M. Coetzee

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