Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

"Persian Girls: a Talk and Reading"

Thu, March 3, 2011 | PAR 208

11:00 AM

A lecture and reading by Nahid Rachlin

Nahid Rachlin will be reading and discussing her latest book, Persian Girls,  a beautifully written memoir, which parts the curtain on one Iranian household—delving into the complex and fascinating dynamics of growing  up female in a paternalistic society—as Nahid tells of the different paths taken by her and her sisters.

Nahid Rachlin attended Columbia University MFA program on a Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship and then went on to Stanford University MFA program on a Stegner Fellowship. Her publications include a memoir, Persian Girls (Penguin), four novels, Jumping Over Fire (City Lights), Foreigner (W.W. Norton), Married to a Stranger (E.P.Dutton), The Heart's Desire (City Lights), and a collection of short stories, Veils (City Lights). Her individual short stories have appeared in more than fifty magazines, including The Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Redbook, Shenandoah.  

Persian Girls is available for purchase at Book People and Barnes and Noble.


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