WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Goli Taraghi: "The Pomegranate Lady And Her Sons"

Goli Taraghi is a best-selling author in her native Iran whose work has been anthologized around the world. A selection of Taraghi's stories is out now in English, featuring sharply drawn characters who land in situations both absurd and poignant. She draws on her childhood in Tehran during the upheaval of the 1979 revolution, as well as her expatriate life in Paris. We speak with the author about her life and her work.

Reprinted from "The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons: Selected Stories" by Goli Taraghi. Copyright © 2013 by Goli Taraghi. Translation copyright © 2013 by Sara Khalili. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

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