Iranian Culture Night Featuring PCIA Author Rea Keech

Iranian Culture Night Featuring PCIA Author Rea Keech

More than 50 residents attended the Crofton Community Library’s “Iranian Cultural Immersion Night Through Literature, Poetry and Music” on Aug. 7.

Attendees heard Author Rea Keech read passages of his fictional novel “A Hundred Veils” inspired by his years in the Peace Corps teaching English at the University of Tehran from 1967 to 1969.

Before each chapter was read, Mostafa Rahbar, Keech’s Iranian roommate in the 60’s, read Farsi poetry. The men have remained friends for over 50 years and Rahbar now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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JULY 2017 FROM THE FIELD

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Recommended Iranian Novels

Recommended Iranian Novels

 

This list of Iranian novels was developed by Heba El-Shazli, an Egyptian political science professor at George Mason and Georgetown Universities.  I took a number of courses she taught on Understanding the Middle East Through Literature, including a 6-six lecture course on Iran.  Heba’s classes mix lectures on the politics, economics and cultural side with discussion of particular novels.  They are given at Politics and Prose, a terrifically creative bookstore in D.C.

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Andy Mott, Peace Corps Volunteer, Pahlavi University, Shiraz 1965-7

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PCIA ADVOCACY BULLETIN

Here is the July 5, 2017 issue of the Advocacy Bulletin featuring guest writer Alex Patico.  You can download it by clicking here.