Originally published in french, the graphic memoir has been translated to many other languages, including english. The friends are shaken, and many stop partying altogether. Some of our favorite local writers will be reading aloud the entire book, which should run about 3 hours. Finish the day by creating noroozinspired art projects. Satrapis masterpiece is one of my favorite works in all of comics.
The title persepolis is a reference to the ancient capital of the persian empire. Apr 12, 2010 persepolis was the book chosen for the one city, one book campaign in philadelphia. Its 1980 in iran, and marjane satrapi isnt rocking out to michael jackson or watching dallas. I really hope that this extended deadline will give more of you a chance to submit work. September 15, 2009 theres this misconception in the west that every iranian is scum, that all men force women into marriages, then beat them, and that everybody is a fanatic. The one book, one philadelphia graphic art contest needs your work a change in the gallery hanging schedule pushed our deadline back till monday february 8th 2010 at 5pm. One book, one philadelphia, philadelphia, pennsylvania. Marjane satrapi was born in rasht, iran, and now lives in paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers across the globe, including the new yorker and the new york times. Marjane satrapi describes how she used to attend a french coeducational and nonreligious school, but.
Originally published in france in two volumes, the complete persepolis is satrapis poignant, humorous, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in iran during a. Poems of the great migration wednesday february 28, 7. Persepolis, the graphic novel by marjane satrapi that is the one book philadelphia selection for 2010, has attracted readers and graphic artists since its publication in 2003. Marjane satrapi the complete persepolis joseph fox. From january 22 to march 18, nearly 100 events and programs will center on tommy oranges awardwinning novel, there there. By the end of the book, marjane expresses her sorrow that. Pennsylvania philadelphia museum of art norouz show. Mar 14, 2010 one book, one philadelphia shares this years selection, the complete persepolis, a graphic novel by iranian author marjane satrapi. The book is not only incredibly interesting, it is thoroughly entertaining because there is always humour, even in the darkest parts of the story. Marjane satrapi the complete persepolis joseph fox bookshop. If they hurt you, remember its because theyre stupid. It is ironically revealed that vienna, a supposedly liberal country, makes one feel more trapped. If you would like to have your library participate in one book, one philadelphia by displaying materials, promoting book discussions andor presenting an activity, exhibit or event during the program period january 8 march 15, 2008or for more informationplease contact rebecca.
Reading these books, you will see the story of one of the most ancient civilisations unfold beneath your eyes, you will see this society evolve from one of the most modern societies of the regions to one of the most traditional in a few years, you. Also, persepolis has been chosen as the 2010 one book, one philadelphia selection. Marjane satrapi describes how she used to attend a french coeducational and nonreligious school, but how this is outlawed because the islamic republic. One book, one philadelphia big blue marble bookstore.
This small display accompanies this years one book, one philadelphia selection, marjane satrapis the complete persepolis. Originally published in france in two volumes, the complete persepolis is satrapis poignant, humorous, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in iran during a time of political revolution and repression. Coverage in philadelphia papers, free library website, publicized in philadelphia. Persepolis opens right after the 1979 iranian revolution, which results in the downfall of the americanbacked dictator known as the shah of iran and leads to the rise of the religious hardliners who establish the oppressive islamic republic. Analyzing satrapis visuals july 29, 2019 july 10, 2019 by sampler marjane satrapi is an iranian author and illustrator who grew up. Celebrating its 18th season, one book, one philadelphia is a signature program of the free library that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single. The sudden stories series discusses the reading selection and guides the participants through the. Marjane satrapis graphic novel, this years one book, one philadelphia selection, is an autobiographical retelling of her childhood in iran during the islamic revolution that she helped craft into an academyaward nominated animated film. The one book, one region program in southeastern connecticut selects it for their 2017 focus. Gender, the middle east, and western reactions, march 3, 2. Tracee reiser, a member of the selection committee, tells the local newspaper, the day, a lot of people, i think, dont understand the history of how people from this area in africa came to the united states and then the reoccurring oppression that resulted from enslavement. Persepolis is one book, one philadelphia winner by tirdad derakhshani, inquirer staff writer, posted. In powerful blackandwhite comic strip images, satrapi tells the story of her life in tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the. Originally published to wide critical acclaim in france, where it elicited comparisons to art spiegelmans maus, persepolis is marjane satrapis wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in iran during the islamic revolution.
Program presented as part of the 2010 one book, one philadelphia program featuring marjane satrapis the complete persepolis. As part of big blue marbles one book, one philadelphia celebration, our book club will be exploring contemporary african american poetry about the great migration, including work by. The one book, one philadelphia program strives to promote literacy and reading, while unifying the city through literature. Persepolis by marjane satrapi by aidan mabey on prezi.
One book, one philadelphia shares this years selection, the complete persepolis, a graphic novel by iranian author marjane satrapi. Analyzing satrapis visuals july 29, 2019 july 10, 2019 by sampler marjane satrapi is an iranian author and illustrator who grew up in tehran in a middleclass family. I thought about reading it, but i cant say that i am a fan of graphic novels. Pennsylvania philadelphia museum of art norouz show 2010. One book one philadelphia kickoff event the middle east. One book, one philadelphia fosters reading, literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue citywide. Next week, the eighth annual one book, one philadelphia event will be drawing to a close. Please join us on march 3 for this exciting conversation. The philadelphia free library god love them has chosen marjane satrapis the complete persepolisas the featured selection for 2010s one book, one philadelphia. Camden county college invites you to join the conversation read the book, talk about it, see the movie, view the display, enter the contest. Join us for a very special one book, one philadelphia event big blue marble style a community read aloud of jacqueline woodsons another brooklyn. Sep 17, 2009 also, persepolis has been chosen as the 2010 one book, one philadelphia selection. The historical body count by the end of persepolis is enormous.
Terrance hayes, tyehimba jess, crystal williams, elizabeth alexander, and lyra van cliefstefanon. Persepolisthe story of a childhood was nominated for the number one book in philadelphia in the year 2010. I gave a copy to a niece several years ago, and then recently bought another copy for another niece for her 11th birthday ill hold off on part 2 for her until she is 14. Persepolis book symbols marjane satrapi uses symbolism in her graphic novel to deal with the horrors of her childhood, and create imagers for other students to understand what she went through. Please join the mec and the philadelphia free librarys one book one philadelphia program in the opening celebration of marjane satrapis persepolis. Nov 20, 2007 if you would like to have your library participate in one book, one philadelphia by displaying materials, promoting book discussions andor presenting an activity, exhibit or event during the program period january 8 march 15, 2008or for more informationplease contact rebecca. The current selection is called the complete persepolis, and it is the authors account of coming of age in iran among polital revolution and social turmoil. Persepolis, the graphic novel by marjane satrapi that is the onebookphiladelphia selection for 2010, has attracted readers and graphic artists since its publication in 2003. The beyond the book project website, a ukcanadian research collaboration, has a lot of useful information related to community reading programs.
Marjane satrapi is speaking about her book persepolis at the free library next wednesday evening 923. Scott studies french history and the history of women and gender. By the end of the book, marjane expresses her sorrow that we could have avoided it all, indicating a. The one book, one philadelphia selection committee has chosen marjane satrapis the complete persepolis as the featured selection for 2010. He tries to jump from one buildings roof to another, and he falls to his death. But marjane knows that this is what the regime wantsto end partyingso she just parties harder, like andrew w. Join local writing center philadelphia spells for a screening of persepolis. I read this when it came out and foisted it upon all of my comic reading friends. During an eightweek annual season, one book, one philadelphia offers free programming that includes book circles, panel discussions, film screenings, art workshops for all ages, cooking demonstrations, performances, and family and childrens activities throughout all 54 locations of the free library of philadelphia and at schools and partner. Mar 03, 2010 program presented as part of the 2010 one book, one philadelphia program featuring marjane satrapis the complete persepolis. Persepolis is an absolutely amazing book, filled with happiness, grief and moments of childhood in a world where all children are forced to grow up.
One night, they are raided and a friend named farzad flees. Paley library lecture hall temple university libraries once again participate in one book, one philadelphia by hosting a book club discussion of this years reading selection, the complete persepolis. Unpredictable connections monday, may 17th, 2010 in 1933 and 1934, archaeologist ernst herzfeld excavated an astonishingly large cache of inscribed tablets at persepolis, once the monumental capital of the persian empire, and now a unesco world heritage site. Persepolis offers more than just a historical recount of past events. Mar 11, 2010 next week, the eighth annual one book, one philadelphia event will be drawing to a close. Persepolis by marjane satrapi plot summary litcharts. Satrapi has been quoted as saying that one of her goals in writing the book was to debunk some of the misconceptions associated with presentday iran and its label as an axis of evil. Temple book club discussion on persepolis february 18, 1. See more ideas about persepolis book, comics and feminist books. Persepolis ended up jumpstarting my mothers interest in comics, and in the following weeks she read all three volumes of march, both volumes of maus, the story of my tits, chicken with plums, and two brothers this last one confused her, but she loved everything else. The yellow birds by kevin powers, the complete persepolis by marjane satrapi, orphan train by christina baker. Marjane satrapi next year, philadelphians will have the chance to think, discuss, and argue all things iranian, thanks to iranianfrench author marjane satrapis graphic novel, the complete persepolis, which will be announced today as the selection for the 2010 one book, one philadelphia. Persepolis by marjane satrapi an autobiographical graphic novel originally in french translated to english in 2004 feature film in 2007 also in french two book series 4 book series in original french summary intended audience and message execution and success intention.
This years selection was marjane satrapias the complete persepolis, a graphic novel that documents satrapis childhood experiences in revolutionary iran and later years, as a student living in austria. This marks the beginning of years of political and religious turmoil in iran. This is a joint project of the mayors office and the free library of philadelphia that promotes reading, literacy, library use, and community building by motivating tens of. Linder professor of social science at the institute for advanced study. Marjane establishes this as the central theme of persepolis from the beginning. Persepolis the story of a childhood was nominated for the number one book in philadelphia in the year 2010. Marjane satrapi was born in rasht, iran, and now lives in paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers across the globe, including the new yorker and the. For a statebystate listing of what communities are reading, as well as programs in the uk, australia, and canada, see the one book page at the library of congresss center for the book. Another brooklyn community readaloud sunday february 18, 12.
A panel at the annual meeting of the american oriental society honoring the achaemenid historian and member of the persepolis fortification archive projects international advisory board amelie kuhrt included papers by me and by project editors garrison and henkelman, and one by graduate student persepolis fortification archive project. The theme of violence, forgiveness, and justice in persepolis. A comparison posted on november 15, 20 by angela ho marjane satrapis book, persepolis 2. The simplicity of her black and white drawings engages readers. Persepolis is disarming and often humorous but ultimately it is shattering joe sacco the magic of marjane satrapis work is that it can condense a whole countrys tragedy into one poignant, funny scene after another natasha walter independent on sunday persepolis is a stylish, clever and moving weapon of mass destruction david. Persepolis has been called a comic book time listed the first volume as one of the best comics of 2003. More freedom less 3 marjanes desire to remain in the margins. Art and activism database 2010 wca international caucus. Exile and the graphic novel explores how various graphic novelists have used the theme of exile, whether from a home country, culture, or ethnic group, to create moving works of literary and visual art.673 745 536 1274 1282 474 1308 289 198 487 387 909 718 1236 1335 1190 895 774 181 441 652 1266 1357 182 1376 1081 889 1316 1115 17