Author Azar Nafisi at the Kimmel Center

    WHYY reporter Emma Jacobs live-tweeted Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” She appeared as part of Widener University’s Philadelphia Speakers Series.

    Azar Nafisi wrote the well-known bestseller “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books,” a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution told through the experiences of a university professor and her students.

    The book has spent more than 117 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It has been translated into 32 languages and has won a variety of awards.

    To read the transcript of her appearance, click the play button below.

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