Persis M. Karim - August 31, 2006
Professor of English and Literature, San Jose State University; Editor, Let Me Tell You Where I've Been
New Writing By Women of the Iranian Diaspora
The female literary voice is bursting out of Iran with unprecedented force, reflecting lives shaped by the history, exile and immigration of the Iranian people. Karim has edited a stunning collection of poetry, fiction and nonfiction by women of Iranian descent. Most of the authors now live in the U.S. but remember when cars had bumper stickers reading "Iranians Go Home" or "We Play Cowboys and Iranians." Karim and contributors share their stories.
6:30 p.m., Check-in | 7:00 p.m., Program | 8:00 p.m., Book signing | Martin Luther King Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose | Free for Commonwealth Club Members, Students, or Library Cardholders, $5 for Non-members | Co-sponsored by Martin Luther King Library, Poetry Center San Jose and Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University.