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Azar Nafisi

Anne McElvoy meets Iranian author Azar Nafisi whose book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books was an international bestseller and caused considerable controversy. Nafisi, who now lives in the United States, was accused of creating a colonial view of life in Iran and of collaborating with neo-conservative thinkers in Washington. Her new book, Things I've Been Silent About: Memorie, explores her family life in Tehran - where her father was the city mayor under the Shah.

Plus a look at the Washington political thriller State of Play, as Anne and guests assess the success of the transformation of Paul Abbott's celebrated British television series into a big-name Hollywood film starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck.

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45 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 Apr 2009 21:15

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