Writing is often subversive, sometimes dangerous. In letters to her deceased father with whom she used to discuss writers and writing, Nafisi examines works of several authors whose subversive texts have sometimes landed them in danger. She compels us to examine these texts and others, encouraging us to read dangerously - to be moved to action through reading. In her discussion of writers and texts, Nafisi compares Iran, her birth country, to today’s United States, her adopted country. With these thought-provoking comparisons and examination of writing and texts, Nafisi has herself created a perfect book for those who read dangerously. Recommended by Nancy
The New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading list, ranging from James Baldwin to Zora Neale Hurston to Margaret Atwood.