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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Reading this graphic novel mwrjane 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.

Embeoideries to Book Page. Many are in fact divorced, and share many of the same love concerns and troubles as women everywhere, as well as the same strengths and weaknesses. Her graphic novel Persepolis is remarkable and hilarious, and her notable humor is present here as well.

I highly recommend it!

I’ll still read her other book about Iran, “Chicken with Plums” and hope that she’s returned to her evocative story-telling. Also in Pantheon Graphic Library. In “Embroideries”, the setting is an after-dinner tea party between several women of different ages telling their stories abut love and sex.

Tea and adversity

It was quite easy to relate to these women and their way of talking – gossip, mrajane all, is the same all around the world.


That these stories are veritas is what grants them their gravitas. Ultimately, if you’d be interested in having a lively chat over tea with women regarding their life experiences, this is an excellent book.

Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko-fi. The first Persepolis had a large agenda clearly stated in the preface: After the laughter has died down, one woman remarks that at least Nahid had “touched a testicle” once in her life: Embroideries Marjane Satrapi, Author.

July Carrie Jones nonfiction Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi Sex and secrets are the best topics for any conversation between friends. 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.

D Satrali kalo mengacu mariane ke “bordir” yang dimaksud disini dan komen sayah “mari ngebordir” jelas jadi ngaco jadina. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

Marji, the child narrator of Marjane Satrapi’s powerful cartoon novel, Persepolis, is now a young woman in her early twenties. The ridiculousness of the prevalent sexual mores is self-evident, but Satrapi also does little to explore either the reasons for these or the implications of other possible attitudes. After the man of the house embrolderies complimented his wife on the food, he and all the other men go off to take naps.


Embroideries – Marjane Satrapi

Lists with This Book. What a great story! Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men. Read it Forward Read it first. The complete review ‘s Review:.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I had to laugh out loud numerous times at how unabashed and real some of the dialogue was.

This is the reason they progress!!! Another overseas Iranian doesn’t even bother to show up for his wedding in Tehran. Books by Marjane Satrapi. It is haunted by the ghosts of superheroes and generally assumed to be easy reading for sluggish children.

Persepolis was my first literary introduction to Iranian culture. Persepolis was so good and Embroideries is no less. When a married man comes to his mistress The setting is a Tehran Kaffeeklatsch well, a tea-klatscha gathering of women presided over by Marjane’s grandmother.

A formal luncheon party is just coming to an end. I was enamored by her stories and the way her drawings helped illustrate the feelings she had about herself and those around her.