The Kansas City Public Library welcomes international bestselling author Azar Nafisi for a presentation based on her new book Things I’ve Been Silent About – the follow-up to the acclaimed Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – on Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
A master of the modern memoir, Nafisi describes her formative years as part of a prominent family in Things I’ve Been Silent About. Her disappointed and frustrated mother created mesmerizing fictions about herself, her family, and her past – which hid as much as they revealed. Her father offered narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with classic tales like the Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings. This unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland is a deeply personal reflection on how Nafisi found inspiration to lead a different kind of life.
Nafisi is a visiting professor and project director at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., where she teaches courses on culture and politics.
The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books . Nafisi’s books will be available for sale, and she will sign copies purchased during the event.
Admission is free. Click here  or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.