Global Book Club Meeting: Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Room 114, Rolle Building, Plymouth University

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Join us to discuss this modern classic. 

Lecturer Azar Nafisi was forced to leave her job at the University of Tehran in 1995. 

Rather than giving up teaching, she selected seven of her best students to visit her house weekly and discuss books. This book is their story, and also Nafisi's, from the 1979 revolution to her decision to leave Iran in 1997.

It's a portrait of life for women in revolutionary Iran, but also about the power of literature. First published in 2003, it has been translated into 32 languages.

The meeting is free and open to all. If you don't have time to read the book, a summary will be available. Email Sue Kay ( for more information.

There is disabled access to the venue. If the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.

An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by Plymouth University.

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