Marji, the child narrator of Marjane Satrapi’s powerful cartoon novel, Persepolis, is now a young woman in her early twenties. Where Persepolis was a political. This slight follow-up to Satrapi’s acclaimed Persepolis books explores the lives of Iranian women young and old. The book begins with Satrapi. From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women.

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Persepolis was my first literary introduction to Iranian culture. I read the Persepolis books several years ago and watched the movie. Satrapi makes her points, but there’s little beyond that — and certainly no discussion of the issues involved.

Satrapi then moved to Strasbourg, France. An amusing portrayal of independent women taking life in stride. The work is rather inconsequential so far as plot and character are concerned. After the man of the house has complimented his wife on the food, he and all the other men go off to take naps.

They do everything like men and get sewn up again to get married! Kimberly Reflections of a Book Marjsne http: I almost choked laughing so hard. It’s about the thrill of secrets, the fear of being caught and the brief taste of freedom that comes along with living in such uncertain times. It is impossible to read Satrapi’s two earlier graphic autobiographies Persepolis: Satrapi grew up in Tehran in a family which bu involved with communist and socialist movements in Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution.

D Jadi kalo mengacu kembali ke “bordir” yang dimaksud disini dan komen sayah “mari ngebordir” ebroideries jadi ngaco jadina. Sono occasioni di incontro e di confronto in cui un’apparente leggerezza dei toni permette di affrontare temi complicati e di ottenere, quando necessario, un consiglio o una sgridata.

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

That search produced another graphic novel entitled Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. It is haunted by the ghosts of superheroes and generally assumed to be easy reading for sluggish children.


Knowing that they can be who they want to be behind closed doors with like-minded women increases my hope for a world where women are respected as equally as men are. It’s interesting, because their conversation makes it seem like they have some power while living under harsh social restrictions but as a Western woman reading this book, their idea of what constitutes power is hard to accept.

Embroideries starts out with Marjane Satrapi and her family and friends sitting down with their drinks to devote themselves to their favorite activity: I’ll make a small commission! There, her mother, aunt and their group of friends tell stories about their lives as women, and, more specifically, the men they’ve lived with embroideriees through. Story about various Iranian women. Sex and secrets are the best topics for any conversation between friends. Fatty made me read it by dangling the “it’s totally your kind of graphic novel” line.

Marji’s grandmother tells the story of Nahid, an old friend who lost her virginity to her lover shortly before entering into an arranged marriage with a stranger. I was not expecting to read such liberal discussions of their sex lives. There has been no effort to tone down the rmbroideries and horrors raining down on Satrapi’s world: Like what you read?

Naturally, the subject sahrapi to love, sex and the From the best—selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world. Divertente, toccante e illuminante!

These women are not just the butts of Hy ‘ jokes, they are its lifeblood. Oct 26, Aloke rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s interesting, because their conversation makes it seem like they have some power while living under harsh social restrictions but as Reading this graphic novel was like being invited to tea with a group of Iranian women, except that the talk turned interestingly enough to arranged marriages, cheating husbands, and faking your virginity.



But, as tends to be the case in such exchanges of stories tossed back and forth across a table or room at this sort of gathering, they are less real stories than mariane.

So this graphic novel fit right like a glove. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

I was equally fascinated, but a feeling of Western feminist frustration clouded the amazing sense of fun given off by the stories. Discover what to read next. Aug 17, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: I have the freedom to be what I want to be, say what I want to say, and love who I want to love. Of course this idiot doesn’t know that every time he kisses my breasts, it’s actually my ass he’s kissing That being said, it’s an easy read and gives a glimpse of Iranian culture among women.

The illustrations are full of energy, from a panel showing before embroiderjes after shots of family nose jobs, to a cute story of the author’s childhood biscuit ‘n’ cigarette stand where she hustled with a cousin to get marnane money for an operation on her grandmother’s “super ugly” nose.

The drawings help suggest a little more about the characters, embroiderie other than the grandparents these are examples, not individuals. There’s no attempt whatsoever to question or challenge or embrace this opinion; the reactions are the claim that in the West aristocrats also value virginity highly narjane dubious assertion that goes unchallenged and then it’s on with the next anecdote.