“In Case of Emergency” A Book Discussion and Book Signing by Mariam Rahmani

Please join us in person at Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST in UC Irvine School of Humanities, Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010 for a book talk titled “In case of emergency” Translated by Mariam Rahmani. A signing session will follow the conference.

Since its first release in 2008, Mahsa Mohebali’s cult hit, Nabash nigaran, was extinguished and the shelves in Tehran. Following Shadi, a cynical and opium addict who cross-dresses to escape the hijab law, throughout an apocalyptic day of city-destroying earthquakes, the novel offers a vision of the contemporary Iran too rarely seen in the United States – but now available in translation under the title, In Case of Emergency (Feminist Press, 2021). Please join us for a conversation between researcher Dr. Nasrin Rahimieh and translator Dr. Mariam Rahmani on issues of translation and mistranslation – both literal and cultural – from an Iranian Persian to American English-speaking context. .

Mahsa Mohebali is an Iranian fiction writer. She is the author of several novels and collections of short stories. Her short stories have appeared in English in The Guardian as well as in the anthologies Tehran Noir and Alive and Kicking: Short Stories by Contemporary Iranian Women Writers. She lives and works in Tehran.

Mariam Rahmani is a writer and translator. His fiction appeared in Gulf Coast; his translations in n+1, Columbia Journal, and After Cinema: Fictions from a Collective Memory; and its non-fiction in Granta, BOMB magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Rumpus. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and is the recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Fellowship as well as a Fulbright Fellowship in the United States. She is currently working on a first novel.

This event is presented by UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required, however, a login is required. Masking is also required in all interior spaces at UC Irvine.

Parking at the UCI:
The nearest car parks are Mesa parking structure and or Student Center Parking Structure. Parking permits are required at all times on the UC Irvine campus and daily or hourly permits could be purchased from equipped or automated kiosks in parking structures. Parking costs $2/hour or $13/day. The location of this event is in Humanities Gateway Building (4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92696), room HG 1010.

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