Azar Nafisi, the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, is starting a new campaign about books and human rights. It’s called #BooksSave.

Right after the 1979 revolution in Iran, Nafisi saw how the new government targeted writers and thinkers.

Now, she sees a clear connection between the life of the imagination and the rights of individuals everywhere, not just in Iran. 

She wants other people to see it, too, and to share their experiences online.

This week, Roland Elliott Brown speaks to her about the campaign. 

 

 

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Last week's podcast: What did Russia Get from the Iran Deal?

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