Sunday 18 June - Time 18:00

The freedom of freedoms: the right to imagination. The ‘reading passport’ against all forms of discrimination.

Voices of Freedom

She chose exile in the United States to escape persecution by the ayatollahs’ regime because of her fierce denunciation of all forms of literary censorship. She is a witness of the times who remains unyielding in her stance for the liberation of women in Iran, victims of constant abuse of power and prohibitions, first and foremost that of thinking, as she recounts in her bestsellers Reading Lolita in Tehran or Things I’ve Been Silent About. Up to La Repubblica dell’Immaginazione (Adelphi), where one enters with a “reading passport”, because the right to imagine our own and other stories is a new place of freedom.

With Barbara Stefanelli, Deputy Editor of Il Corriere della Sera and founder of Il Tempo delle donne. She has won the ‘Marisa Belisario’ prize, the ‘Matilde Serao’ prize, the Premiolino.