Nahid Rachlin will read from her prize-winning memoir Persian Girls, which tells the story of her early life growing up in Iran under the Shah, and her struggle to escape the constraints of a repressive, patriarchal society. Rachlin, who now lives in New York and teaches at The New School, has also published four highly praised novels and a collection of short stories. Her work has been reviewed widely and well around the world, been awarded numerous prizes and translated into many languages, including Arabic and Persian.
Terri Gross has interviewed her about her work on NPR's Fresh Air.
Nahid Rachlin is a wonderful writer, whose work provides unique insights on Iran and Iranian-American experience, which is always timely, but especially so right now.
This event is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Humanities Center, the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program, and the Howe Writing Center.
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