In this vibrant, unique and personal study, Dabashi recounts his experience of a defining period in modern Iranian history, deftly blending the personal with the political, the ordinary with the extraordinary. Lyrically written, he combines vivid childhood memories with careful reflection to explore the intersection of history and memory. The book draws upon a rich tapestry of themes and sources, including art, literature, and folklore. In doing so, Dabashi asserts the power and place of the knowing postcolonial subject. Redrawing the limits of modern literary historiography, he asks what it means to be a Muslim and an Iranian, and, indeed, and what it is that forms the humanity of a person. Join us on October 12, 2023 for the unique opportunity to delve deeper into these questions with Dabashi himself.