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The Voice of Persia

The Voice of Persia

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  • Wed 29 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St, Wellington



Come and hear about the country that’s often in the headlines these days, but about which little is really known. Take a quick trip back to Persia, and then on to a completely different, contemporary Iran from what the news will tell you.

In this informal, introductory talk about contemporary Iran and Iranians, we’ll hear about the stories of individuals from the patient land of Persia. From spiritual artists, bold authors, sports guys and gals, to quiet scientists, passionate activists, sassy youngsters, heartbroken caricaturists and comedians.

We’ll take a trip 15,000km away to unknown islands, ski resorts, narrow passages and comforting villages and have a quick look at the time line of history in Iran.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Discuss the geography, culture, history and geopolitics of the region
- Name popular Persian arts and artists
- Identify scholars and web pages to follow for further info
- List several contemporary Iranian authors and select a number of books to read

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