I speak from the deep end of night.
Of end of darkness I speak.
I speak of deep night ending.
– From “The Gift” by Forugh Farrokhzad
The spring 2023 series of the MEP Literature Group continues to focus on Iranian women writing since the 1978-79 Revolution whose stories are set inside Iran. We have compiled a reading list from an essay by Niloufar Talebi, “100 Essential Books by Iranian Writers: An Introduction & Nonfiction,” published on the Asian American Writers’ Workshop website. As we read, one question we will keep in mind is that posed by Talebi: How does the publishing market limit Americans’ understanding of Iranian efforts?
Over eight weeks we will read novels set in the period since the 1979 revolution. More information…
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