The mother of a Virginia Tech student who hid as his classmates were massacred speaks out.
Azar Nafisi is the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and the new memoir Things I've Been Silent About. She is a visiting professor and the director of the SAIS Dialogue Project at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, where she is a professor of aesthetics, culture, and literature, and teaches courses on the relation between culture and politics.
The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran recommends a book for President Obama and shares some of her favorite reads.
In an exclusive excerpt from her new book, Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories, Azar Nafisi, the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, examines her parents' troubled marriage, riven by secrets, regrets, and political drama. Plus, The Daily Beast's Salameh Nematt talks with Nafisi.