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Nahid Rachlin reading from her memoir and Ezzat Goushegir performing her play, November 28, at KGB in Manhattan

Voices of Iranian Women
When: Friday, November 28
Where: KGB Bar; 85 E. 4th St., 2nd fl, New York, NY 10003
What Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Event is Free
Info: 212-505-3360


Ezzat Goushegir

Nahid Rachlin

Voices of Iranian Women will feature readings by two Iranian exile writers, who represent a particularly energetic and creative national Diaspora, although one that remains, as a group, largely hidden from sight. The evening will feature novelist and memorialist Nahid Rachlin and playwright Ezzat Goushegir.

Nahid Rachlin, who has lived in the US since the 60s, will read from her memoir, Persian Girls, of the anguished struggle she went through breaking out of oppressive cultural roles, forcing her ultimately to leave her country for the US. Ezzat Goushegir, who arrived as a political exile in 1986, will present her entire one-act play My Name Is Inanna, which dramatizes the irony of one who has left post-revolutionary Iran seeking political asylum in the US, only to find herself arrested and shackled here during an anti-war


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