Read Dangerously By Azar Nafisi
- Narrated by: Azar Nafisi
- Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
- Release date: 03-08-22
Read Dangerously AudioBook Summary
The New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming listeners with a resistance book list, ranging from James Baldwin to Zora Neale Hurston to Margaret Atwood.
“[A] stunning look at the power of reading…. Provokes and inspires at every turn.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
What is the role of literature in an era when one political party wages continual war on writers and the press? What is the connection between political strife in our daily lives, and the way we meet our enemies on the page in fiction? How can literature, through its free exchange, affect politics?
In this galvanizing guide to literature as resistance, Nafisi seeks to answer these questions. Drawing on her experiences as a woman and voracious reader living in the Islamic Republic of Iran, her life as an immigrant in the United States, and her role as literature professor in both countries, she crafts an argument for why, in a genuine democracy, we must engage with the enemy, and how literature can be a vehicle for doing so.