Come to the City of Asylum to enjoy an evening with Fariba Hachtroudi. Fariba will be reading from The Man Who Snapped His Fingers, a novel of ideas, exploring power and memory, by an important female writer from a part of the world where female voices are routinely silenced.
Fariba Hachtroudi decided to leave her home country following the Iranian Revolution in 1979. After relocating to Sri Lanka in 1981, she taught at the University of Colombo for two years and studied Teravada Buddhism. Hachtroudi then pursued journalism and eventually went on to write a full-length non-fiction account about her revisit to Iran after 30 years in exile called The Twelfth Imam’s a Woman? In addition to writing, Hachtroudi also leads a foundation that advocates for women’s rights, education, and secularism.
The Salon Reading: Fariba Hachtroudi is free and will be held on Thursday, February 18 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at City of Asylum, located at 330 Sampsonia Way. The reception begins at 7:00 pm. The reading, talk and Q&A starts at 7:30 pm, and will be followed by dessert and informal discussion at 8:30 pm. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, visit the Salon Reading: Fariba Hachtroudi event page, email Hannah Waltz, or call 412-323-0278.