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‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author Azar Nafisi speaking at human rights dinner — 10 tickets available to BCC members

As one intriguing BCC offer closes (for William Kent Krueger tickets), another one opens for Book Club Club members. Our latest offer will appeal to the many admirers of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.

As one intriguing BCC offer closes (for William Kent Krueger tickets), another one opens for Book Club Club members.

Our latest offer will appeal to the many admirers of “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.

Advocates for Human Rights is bringing her to the Twin Cities on Thursday, May 20 to honor her contribution to the global human rights movement.

As this year’s recipient of the Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award, she will speak at the Human Rights Awards Dinner at the Marriott Hotel in City Center, downtown Minneapolis. Event details are here.

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MinnPost is giving away 10 tickets to the dinner. Seats are at a table sponsored by Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi, LLP. If you are a registered BCC member and want to attend, send an email with the number of tickets requested to bookclubclub [at] minnpost [dot] com by Monday, May 10 at 5 pm.

Dr. Nafisi has received international recognition for her advocacy for human rights, and especially women’s rights, in Muslim societies. She has written extensively on women’s rights in her home country of Iran. “Reading Lolita in Tehranhas been on best-seller lists worldwide and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Dr. Nafisi is currently a Visiting Professor and the director of the Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.