Nafisi is of course famous the world over for her book "Reading Lolita in Tehran," which besides being a global best-seller has also been the object of some very intense criticism. (While I share some of these critics' reservations, I found their intransigence and they way they throw around the accusation of being a "native informant," off-putting and troublesome.) I enjoyed parts of Nafisi's book, in particular some of the anecdotes about teaching literature in Tehran, but my biggest problem with the book was that I found the literary framing device heavy-handed. Nafisi referenced some of my own very favourite books, but I felt she didn't treat these texts--or her "characters," the women in her reading group--with the subtlety they required.
In any case, her new work still addresses the same period in Iran's history--the end of the Shah's regime and the Iranian Revolution, but from a much more particular point of view. Here's another review and an excerpt.