Azar Nafisi


Reflecting on America in 2015 with a tapestry from Iran

In 2015 we witnessed too many acts of violence & terror the world over, names of countries & cities associated with life & joy, Tunisia, Cairo, Paris, Istanbul, Yemen, Lebanon, again Paris, San Bernardino. We have seen the Syrian refugees, victims of their own regime & of terror, being once more victims of so much […]

Books, film, and art that inspired me in 2014

This is not a recommended¬†reading list or my choice of the best books of 2014. I just want to share with you some of the most memorable books I have read or reread this year. Afterall what better way to celebrate and share the New Year than share your favorite books. Apart from books I […]

Call for Submissions: What is the Most Influential Book of Your Childhood and Why?

Dear Readers, As you know, no matter where we are from, we are born citizens of the Republic of Imagination (ROI), the portable world found in books and other forms of art. Unlike our ¬†physical homes, the portable one accompanies us no matter where we go. My childhood, for instance, was defined by the stories […]

The Imagination List

This is a list of books, articles and sometimes videos that Azar is thinking about and recommends. Check back often, as this list will be continually updated. Happy reading!