Activists or Revolutionaries? Iranian Women in “Jewels of Allah”
Nina Ansary on the lesser-known roles of Iranian women activists, reformers, and actors for and against the Islamic state....
Gina B. Nahai is a best-selling author and a professor of creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her novels have been translated into 18 languages and have been selected as “One of the Best Books of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. They have been finalists for the Orange Award, the IMPAC Award, and the Harold J. Ribalow Award. Nahai is the winner of the Los Angeles Arts Council Award, the Persian Heritage Foundation’s Award, the Simon Rockower Award, and the Phi Kappa Phi Award. Her writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Magazine, and Huffington Post.