A book talk by Goli Taraghi, Author. Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series.
*LECTURE IN PERSIAN
“Goli Taraghi is a natural storyteller, at once original and universal, filled with passion, curiosity, empathy, as well as mischief---definitely mischief. Her stories lovingly and critically reveal to us something of the seemingly fragile, unexpectedly resilient spirit of Iran: its vibrancy, beauty, tenderness, sensuality, its flirtatious seriousness, its anguished humor and always, even under the most brutal conditions, its people's love of life. No matter where we live, Taraghi's Pomegranate Lady and other characters become our kith and kin.” – Azar Nafisi
“What an exciting new entree Goli Taraghi brings to what I think of as the sumptuous banquet of contemporary fiction. The stories open like gates onto whole cities, exotic states of being, and you live in them as you live in good novels; they carry that kind of reach, that kind of emotional range. Characters reveal their entire being in a few sentences, and you end up worrying about them in that delicious way we worry about the people in our best stories. I will not soon forget the pomegranate lady, and her sons, nor will you.” -- Richard Bausch
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
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