Nakhjavani has lived and taught at universities in the Middle East,
Europe, Africa and North America and has written several books and essays on
children's education, the role of women, and the challenge of fundamentalism.
Her most recent writing has been fiction, publishing three novels, The
Saddlebag (2000), Paper (2004) and The Woman Who Read Too Much
(2007). Her latest novel has been inspired by the life and times of Tahirih,
Qurratu'l-Ayn, the Persian poet and scholar of 19th century Qajar Iran who
shocked her contemporaries by her religious beliefs and her rejection of the
veil. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani currently lives and teaches at the Ecole Superieure
des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, in France.
This lecture is part of the Center's Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Place: Bunche Hall 10383, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Lecture will be presented in English.
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies
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