Reading Lolita in Tehran
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"Reading Lolita in Tehran"
by: Azar Nafisi.
2003; 400 pages,
I'm not really one for non-fiction books generally speaking. I always think there is something to learn from them, I just don't enjoy them as much as I do a good fiction read.
And, that's the case, for me, with "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by: Azar Nafisi.
It's an amazingly enlightening book from a women's-rights-as-human-beings perspective, as well as a bit of an insight into what life might possibly have been like in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
But, as far as enjoyment goes, it wasn't high up on the list for me.
I had a difficult time piecing together when things happened (as the book isn't linear, and dates are not always given).
I think for me, it was more of an academic book than I was expecting. I was thinking of something a little bit different, so it is my own fault. I let my expectations get in the way.
I did love this paragraph though, because it is so true (especially for me right now):
"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."