The University of Southern Indiana is hosting a free lecture at 7:30 p.m., September 25, in USI’s Carter Hall. The fall lecture will feature Iranian-born author Firoozeh Dumas speaking on the Marjane Satrapi memoir Persepolis, about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
An author, speaker, and entertainer, Dumas was born in Iran and grew up in Southern California. She is the author of the 2001 best-selling memoir, Funny in Farsi. She regularly speaks at conferences on subjects like immigration, family, and identity, all with a touch of her thought-provoking humor.
Persepolis was part of the University's “Bonding Through Books” program and is used in several classes on campus.
USI students, faculty and staff, and the local community are invited to the free lecture. A question and answer session will follow. Dumas will host a book signing following the lecture and her books will be available at the USI Bookstore.
The lecture is sponsored by the USI Foundation, Student Development Programs, and the University Core Curriculum. For more information, contact Student Development Programs at 812/465-7167 or email@example.com.