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Things I've Been Silent About

Azar Nafisi

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I started making a list in my diary entitled "Things I Have Been Silent About." Under it I wrote: "Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading Lolita in Tehran." I wrote about repressive laws and executions, about public and political abominations. Eventually I drifted into writing about private betrayals, implicating myself and those close to me in ways I had never imagined. --From Things I Have Been Silent About Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution. A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval-these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir, as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and "reminds us of why we read in the first place" (Newsday). Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerizing fictions about herself, her family, and her past. But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed. Nafisi's father escaped into narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with the classic tales like the Shahnamah, the Persian Book of Kings. When her father started seeing other women, young Azar began to keep his secrets from her mother. Nafisi's complicity in these childhood dramas ultimately led her to resist remaining silent about other personal, as well as political, cultural, and social, injustices. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I've Been Silent About is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans many periods of change leading up to the Is

Language:

English

Narrators:

Naila Azad

Length:

13h 32m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:24


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:15


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:33


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:45


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:07


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:06


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:30


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:46


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:35


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:33


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:29


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:53


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:16


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:59


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:18


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:11


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:08


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:42


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:20


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:16


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:53


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:24


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:10


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:39


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:40


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:51


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:26


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:22


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:08


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:03


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:28


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:49


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:13


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:44


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:19


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:27


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:55


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:54


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:55


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:50


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:23


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

02:49


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:51


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:51


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:17


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:51


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:03


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:41


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:44


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:47


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:23


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:43


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:55


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:06


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:45


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:11


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:02


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:19


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:17


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:29


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:37


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:28


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:20


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:14


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:05


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:00


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:34


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:46


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:16


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:06


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:26


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:35


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:48


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:08


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:31


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:07


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:57


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:56


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:03


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:31


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

00:31