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Book Launch: Rabeah Ghaffari, 'To Keep the Sun Alive' (Complete)

NEW YORK, January 10, 2019 — Author and filmmaker Rabeah Ghaffari reads from her debut novel, To Keep the Sun Alive. The book portrays the upheaval of the 1979 Iranian Revolution through the experiences of one extended family's personal dramas and struggles. Ghaffari also appeared in conversation about the book with acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat. (1 hr., 13 min.)

Read an excerpt from To Keep the Sun Alive.


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