In Praise of Big Noses, with Professor Persis Karim

Thursday, June 11, 2020

NIAC CAST , NATIONAL IRANIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Continuing our series of conversations with authors featured in “My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora,” Assal and Mana chat with Dr. Persis Karim, who contributed an essay and the forward for the anthology, and helped bring the entire project together with her work at San Francisco State University’s Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. Both thoughtful and witty, her essay, “In Praise of Big Noses,” reflects on the influence of the western aesthetic on the Iranian body.