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Book Club - Saturday Sizzlers

Saturday, February 19 - 2:00 PM


Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

 

Masks required.

 

Feb 19| Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

"Remember the flight, for the bird is mortal." All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian daughters should be quiet and modest. She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel, gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother's walled garden, venturing to the forbidden rooftop to roughhouse with her three brothers, writing poems to impress her strict, disapproving father, and sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over café glacé. During the summer of 1950, Forugh's passion for poetry takes flight, and tradition seeks to clip her wings. Forced into a suffocating marriage, Forugh runs away and falls into an affair that fuels her desire to write and to achieve freedom and independence. Forugh's poems are considered both scandalous and brilliant; she is heralded by some as a national treasure, vilified by others as a demon influenced by the West. She perseveres, finding love with a notorious filmmaker and living by her own rules, at enormous cost. But the power of her writing only grows stronger amid the upheaval of the Iranian revolution. 

 

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Location

715 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44702
Event Type
Senior Citizen
Club

Organization

Stark Library

Date / Time

Saturday, February 19, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Main
Phone:
(330) 452-0665
Email:
contactus@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/5730817