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Azar Nafisi

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Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.

— Azar Nafisi

#reading #life

I no longer believe that we can keep silent. We never really do, mind you. In one way or another we articulate what has happened to us through the kind of people we become.

— Azar Nafisi

#silence #experience

None of us can avoid being contaminated by the world's evils; it's all a matter of what attitude you take towards them.

— Azar Nafisi

#evil #attitude

Living in the Islamic Republic is like having sex with someone you loathe.

— Azar Nafisi

#iran #islamic-republic #sex #islam

The more we die, the stronger we will become

— Azar Nafisi


Art is as useful as bread.

— Azar Nafisi


Every great work of art, I would declare pompously, is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life.

— Azar Nafisi


I finally returned to Iran in 1979, when I got my degree in English and American literature, and stayed for 18 years in the Islamic republic.

— Azar Nafisi

#american literature #degree #english #finally #got

For more than 30 years the Islamic regime and its apologists have tried to dismiss women's struggle in Iran as part of a western ploy.

— Azar Nafisi

#dismiss #iran #islamic #more #part

The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.

— Azar Nafisi

#american dream #any #comes #cost #destroys

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soldier convicted of mistreating prisoners at Abu Ghraib: "To me there is no difference between Lynndie England and Azar Nafisi. In 1995 Azar Nafisi states that Azar Nafisi was no longer able to teach English literature properly without attracting the scrutiny of the faculty authorities so Azar Nafisi quit teaching at the university and instead invited seven of her female students to attend regular meetings at her house every Thursday morning. She publiAzar Nafisid an autobiography Things I've been silent about: memories of a prodigal daughter (2008) focusing on the impact on her throughout her life of her relations with her parents (her mother peevish and cold her father affectionate and companionate) and of decades of political upheaval in Iran including the father's incarceration under the Shah on trumped-up charges of financial irregularities.

Her field is English language literature. Nafisi's 2003 book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books has been translated into 32 languages.

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