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Raleigh | StrongerNC Book Club & “Reading Lolita in Tehran”

12/19/2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 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.” – Goodreads

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In the current atmosphere of political and social discontent and mistrust, we gather monthly to discuss books that shed light on issues impacting our country, challenge our views, and stoke the fires of great conversation. Whatever’s in the news nearly always ends up finding its way into the conversations too. Our chats are casual, unstructured, and sometimes passionate. Come join us!

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StrongerNC Readers

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Starbucks Lake Boone Trail
3800 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
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