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Connie and Azar begin the interview talking about the “human nature” of the book, how it helped Azar connect to other people, and her early experiences teaching at the University of Tehran. In particular, Azar talks about her internal debate about returning to teaching or not, after being expelled from the University for refusing to wear a veil. For the majority of the interview, Azar discusses a number of aspects related to her life and teaching literature in Teheran. In particular, Azar discusses her belief that art can help us surpass our own limitations. In addition, they discuss the double-standard that women live with in the modern world. Connie and Azar also talk about how fundamentalism and democracy are not the purvey of anyone country or religion, nor that they are mutually exclusive.
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