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Atiq Rahimi in Conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh


May 2, 2010 | French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) | NYC

With Atiq Rahimi and Lila Azam Zanganeh 

Co-sponsored the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

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Atiq Rahimi fled Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion, eventually receiving political asylum in France; he has since become a renowned filmmaker and author. The Patience Stone, his fourth book and first in French, rather than Persian, won the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize. Lila Azam Zanganeh was born in Paris to Iranian parents; she is now fluent in six languages and has written for The New York Times, Le Monde, and La Repubblica. Join these acclaimed émigrés for a conversation about Iran, exile, literature, film, and more.

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