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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After the laughter has died down, one woman remarks that at least Nahid had “touched a testicle” once in her life: Persepolis provided insights into the social and political life in Iran during the Mohammad-Reza Shah regime and the subsequent Iranian revolution.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ll make a small commission! The main topic of conversation is sex, and in experiences they’ve had or heard about the women present a picture of sex in contemporary Iran.

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This section also contains the best line in the book. The effortless gossipy manner in which they discuss their private lives, which Satrapi captures in her Spartan yet fluid black and white illustrations, are equally touching and a delight to read.

Satrapi then moved to Strasbourg, France. But, as tends to be the case in such exchanges of stories tossed back and forth across a table or room at this embroideriee of gathering, they are less real stories than anecdotes. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration. They do everything like men and get sewn up again to get married!

I was equally fascinated, but a feeling of Western feminist frustration clouded the amazing sense of fun given off by the stories. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi.

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

The comic format makes each character embroidreies and the drawings tell so much more than an extra hundred pages of exposition would. 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 another dubious assertion that goes unchallenged and then it’s on with the next anecdote.


It’s about fashion, fun and also fright. Her grandmother was as wise as ever. In addition, I didn’t like the illustrations this time around since they were printed in a larger format, which didn’t suit them as well as the smaller format in Persepolis.

Gambar hitam putih tapi bisa menggambarkan emosi para wanita dalam bincang-bincang ini Membaca buku ini mengingatkan saya pada bincang-bincang dengan ibu-ibu di kampung saya The charm of the book is in its simplicity of narration. But her stroke goes awry in the dark, and she slices her husband’s testicle instead.

Nah, setelah beres membaca bukunya, dengan ini saya nyatakan kalau saya menarik kembali kedua komen saya itu.

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.

Divertente, toccante e illuminante! The segment that best marjabe Satrapi’s skill comes toward the middle. Nah, setelah beres membaca b Story about various Iranian women.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Of course this idiot doesn’t know that every time he kisses my breasts, it’s actually my ass he’s kissing The chat moves from semen to razor blades to gay embroideies back to womens’ rights with amazing grace. Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere—and to teach us all a thing or two.

After the man of the house has complimented his wife on the food, he and all the other men go off to take naps.

About Embroideries From the best—selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. That being said, it’s an easy read and gives a glimpse of Iranian culture among women. The women try to get good husbands, have good sex and lead exciting lives under harsh social restrictions, even going as far as to have the “embroidery” a vaginal tightening surgery meant to simulate the feeling of virginity of the title, but there is not a sense of judgment in Satrapi’s framing of the stories, simply a fascination with the subject.


It was good to see how freely all of these women talked about their sex lives and that guilt and shame weren’t part of the equation. Told in beautiful illustrations from the author of the equally incredible PersepolisEmbroideries gives a face and a voice to Islamic women who wish to share a story that we can all relate to in one way or another, whether we’re a man or a woman, whether we’re religious or atheists, whether we’re free or trapped or liberal or conservative, it doesn’t matter as long as we’re real and alive.

Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men.

One aunt, for example, takes the most radical position: The mix of memoir and fiction here allow these stories to breathe and become more than a boring of examination of East vs. Sep 22, Ceilidh rated it really liked it.


I was disappointed by Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to the fantastic two volume “Persepolis”. Now let me tell you about something that happened to a friend of mine Satrapi told of her experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

Apr 18, Pages Buy. I was enamored by her stories and the way her drawings h My senior year in college I was introduced to a graphic novel memoir by Art Spiegelman entitled Maus.

Marjane Satrapi “Embroideries” – Words Without Borders

The stories that are related are both disturbing and funny, a variety of mishaps of varying degrees of tragedy and comedy usually a mix of the two. Dec 24, Malia rated it really liked it Shelves: Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men.

Only when the women have retired to the sitting room to enjoy their teas are they ready for the most important business of the day: Furthermore, the comic displays homophobic statements which are not called out.