Friday, March 19, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I am convinced that Marjane Satrapi intended to reach the entire world with her childhood story, Persepolis. At the age of 10, she lived through the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. After being sent by her parents to Vienna, Satrapi undoubtedly practiced her cartooning for years before embarking on a publishing career. Her graphic novel offers a rich tapestry of storytelling talent as well as a heartbreaking and gut-wrenching testimony to her turbulent time as a child. When I teach Persepolis, I want my students to fully engage in the snapshot history and the rich artistry Satrapi offers.