Dr. Nina Ansary Discusses Women in Iran on 89.3 KPCC

Dr. Nina Ansary Discusses Women in Iran on 89.3 KPCC

Excerpt: “In Jewels of Allah. Iranian writer Nina Ansary documents the birth of a feminist movement in the country following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, introducing readers to a number of female leaders and advocates throughout Iran’s history.” To listen to the story, click...
Kirkus Review’s Nina Ansary’s Jewels of Allah

Kirkus Review’s Nina Ansary’s Jewels of Allah

Excerpt: “A nuanced look at the role women have played in Iran in the 20th and 21st centuries. In this debut nonfiction book, Ansary looks at the role of women in modern Iran from a sociopolitical perspective, pushing beyond stereotypes to assess the actual impacts of government policies, religious beliefs, and social norms on women’s lives.” To read the full review, click...
Nina Ansary Interview with The Written Diaries

Nina Ansary Interview with The Written Diaries

Excerpt: “MK) What are the things that you believe you should be fearless and unapologetic about as a documenter of our times? Nina Ansary) The things I believe you should be fearless and unapologetic about, is bringing attention to any atrocity that trespasses on human rights, to have the courage to speak out against anything that you feel is wrong in society and being unapologetic about it and taking ownership, I believe is the right thing. I believe that’s really an emblem of fearlessness, it’s fearlessness in the sense that you have a moral obligation and a moral duty about what you believe is wrong in society. So, I really don’t feel apologetic about the subject matter, about the denigration of the women in Iran under the guise of religion, a religion that really has been interpreted by a traditional constituency for centuries that reeks havoc on women’s rights,their  human rights. So I’m very unapologetic and have no problem in bringing attention to this cause.” For the full Q&A, click...

Nina Ansary on BBC’s Weekend Newshour

Blurb: “Join host Paul Henley with Nina Ansary and Hannah Fry for the Weekend Newshour to discuss and comment on themes and ideas of the week’s news, from the realms of politics, science, music and the arts.” Listen to the interview here: Nina Ansary – BBC...