Nonfiction Book Club: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi12 September 2023
Our Nonfiction Book Club will be reading The Complete Persepolis: Volumes 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi. We will meet in person September 12th at 5:30pm in the Hattiesburg Library’s Board Room (2nd Floor).
Yes – there will be snacks! Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk of Hattiesburg Library. New members are welcome – feel free to email [email protected] with questions.
“Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming—both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.
Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom—Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.”