Who is Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi (Persian: آذر نفیسی‎; born 1948)[Notes 1] is an Iranian-American writer and professor of English literature. Born in Tehran, Iran, she has resided in the United States since 1997 and became a U.S. citizen in 2008.

Nafisi has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and served on the Board of Trustees of Freedom House. She is the niece of famous Iranian scholar, fiction writer and poet Saeed Nafisi. Azar Nafisi is best known for her 2003 book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 117 weeks, and has won several literary awards, including the 2004 Non-fiction Book of the Year Aw...
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  • Puffmcmarkerson: "...many chose to ignore the ominous signs: the murder and executions, the mistreatment of women and minorities, the replacement of progressive laws with regressive and brutal ones.” (from read dangerously-azar nafisi) talking about 1979 iran. sounds like paul gosar’s america.
  • Khpaltweets: you get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time & this place because you’ll never be this way ever again. -azar nafisi
  • Naomayebb: you get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place because you'll never be this way ever again. -azar nafisi
  • Anushabaskaran: “you get a strange feeling when you leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you'll never be the same again” ~ azar nafisi
  • Theswtcrtr: you get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place because you'll never be this way ever again. -azar nafisi
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