Lifelines 2002: Goli Taraghi (video)
Lifelines: The Literature of Women's Human Rights, 2002, held on March 25, in collaboration with The Center for Global Peace at American University, features readings by leading women authors of the global women's movement.
Mahnaz Afkhami introduces Goli Taraghi and her writing. Goli Taraghi opens her talk by discussing the situation of a writer in Iran. She explains conditions under which she tries to write and publish. One may receive big prize, then be put in prison. One might be free or not be free - everything is possible. She observes that people living in their homeland may also be "in exile". Under absurd circumstances and accusations do writers carry out their work.