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12/1/1955 - (Present)
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Iranian fiction has entered a new era...The Islamic Revolution has shaken all values and norms within society. Now, the images of women have to be rethought and redefined. Under extreme pressure, women must look at themselves not only as members of their society or their country but as individuals whose very private lives and liberties are being redefined.

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Whenever religion, no matter where it comes from, when it claims to spread the word of God through [the] State it becomes dangerous.

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First of all, there are aspects of culture which are really reprehensible, and we should [all] fight against it. We shouldn't accept them. Second of all, women in Iran and in Saudi Arabia don't like to be stoned to death.

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Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran, when they forbid something, people become more interested.

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Many times I tell my American students my Iranian students understood how valuable [freedom] is because they had been deprived of it. Sometimes in the West we need to be reminded of the fact that blood has been paid for what we have.

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You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.

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Lots of times you can feel as an exile in a country that you were born in.

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I would like to think of my own status as what you called 'citizen of the world' or a 'citizen of a portable world,' if not of the world.

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