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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This may partly be down to the fact that though Satrapi has herself written several books for children Persepolis is technically and therefore thrillingly for adults. Discover what to read next. If you multiply these kids by generation you have, I don’t know,princes [and princesses]. I was equally fascinated, but a feeling of Western feminist frustration clouded the amazing sense of fun given off by the stories.

Pertama-tama ketika nge- mark as to read gw pernah komen “Mari ngebordir”yang dikasi komen sama Lita di message 1 dan saya ngasi komen “wah, rok mini mah cepet keknya ngebordirnya, siap lah” di message 2.

Ultimately, if you’d be interested in having a lively chat over tea with women regarding their life experiences, this is an excellent book. I have to say that it actually made me happy in part to know that women the world over no matter how repressive of a country they live in still found time to be normal women.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. That search produced another graphic novel entitled Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. That there is no need to have prior knowledge of the events she witnesses at first hand – the fall of the shah, the rise of the ayatollahs, and the Iran-Iraq war – was brought home to me when my and year-old daughters picked up these books in idle curiosity only to shut themselves up in their rooms until they had devoured every page.

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A conversation over a cup of tea one afternoon in Tehran over sex and secrets being shared among the women in you family and neighbourhood. I was absolutely fascinated with their gossipy personalities and how comfortable they felt at poking fun at the men in their lives. In Embroideries the art was not as carefully done looked slapped together, too hectic at times as in her Persepolis series, but I still enjoyed the story.

No doubt this book touches on the broad subject of feminism, which is, embroieeries for women’s sa Marjane Satrapi is most probably my favorite graphic novel emhroideries. I live for those moments when my mother and I get to discuss old memories of hers and mine. While the story left a lot to be desired, the drawings are wonderful. Want to Read Currently Reading Satrali. But not just that, they all have a tale to tell. Oct 26, Aloke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well all that is for his wife.

That these stories are veritas is what grants them their gravitas. It’s about normal women who have adapted to oppression and learned how to expertly hide who they really are. This section also contains the best line in the book. Satrapi decided If you’ve read her graphic memoir you would already know that Marjane Satrapi was born in in Rasht, Iran.

In this novel, Satrapi and embroiveries female relatives discuss their love lives and their sex lives, and they especially discuss societal issues regarding virginity. I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things.

Feb 10, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nah, setelah itu bukuna disimpen aja gak dibuka dulu sehari, niatna masukin aja dulu bukuna di rak gudrid tapi ahirna memutuskan baca dulu ripyu dari teman2 yang sudah ngerating buku ini dan muncul embroideriess kalimat2 seperti ini: Sep 22, Ceilidh rated it really liked it.

You keep wanting to join satrzpi. On the wedding night, Nahid tries to fake virginity by surreptitiously cutting herself with a razor blade. In Embroideries the art was not as car Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis books came to my mind last week when I was thinking about adding in some lighter reads such as some more graphic novels and manga this year.


We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. I was happy to find this one and another of embroiderise works.

Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko-fi. The deft ability to arouse anger and laughter in the same picture is the power of this book. The topic never veers even once from stories of sex and the veiled sexuality of the last several decades in Iran. Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis books came to my mind last week when I was thinking about adding in some lighter reads such as some more graphic novels and manga this year. Embroideries Marjane Satrapi, Author.

Satrapi’s drawings are charming and well-organised, and the dialogue conversation-like and convincing. Spoilers -Sometimes funny, and sometimes quite horrifying but all rather eye-opening.

The first Persepolis had a large agenda clearly stated in the preface: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The segment that best showcases Satrapi’s skill comes toward the middle. The comic format makes each character distinct and the drawings tell so much more than an extra hundred pages of exposition would. Want to Read saving…. Short but not shallow! Embroideries is appealing enough: There has been no effort to tone down the shocks and horrors raining down on Satrapi’s world: I wondered if the public library in my town might have some of her books on hand since they’ve just added in a collection karjane graphic novels upstairs for adult readers.

This author is great. Satrapi said that “But you have to know the kings of the Qajar dynasty, they had hundreds of wives. The next page is a full picture of an elderly gargoyle-looking marajne nuzzling her chest, she says, “Of course this idiot doesn’t know every time he kisses my breasts, it’s actually my ass he’s kissing