Nancy Hope of The University of Kansas will lead a discussion of “My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran” by Haleh Esfandiari at 7 p.m. today at Newton Public Library.


Nancy Hope of The University of Kansas will lead a discussion of “My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran” by Haleh Esfandiari at 7 p.m. today at Newton Public Library.

This second book in a four-part “Middle Eastern Culture and Society” series follows the author when she travels, as an American citizen and native of Iran, from the United States to visit her mother in Tehran, where she is arrested and incarcerated.

The Talk About Literature in Kansas book discussion series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization with over 35 years of experience promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build community.  
Hope is the associate director of the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia and the associate director for education of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas.  She has Master Degrees in education, fine arts, and Asian art history. Hope has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 2006.

To check out books and for more information about the reading series, contact the library at 283-2890.