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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To ask other readers questions about Embroideriesplease sign up. I was absolutely fascinated with their gossipy personalities and how comfortable they felt at poking fun at the men in their lives. Dimulai dengan cerita nenek Marji yang menceritakan tentang Nahid, temannya yang ketakutan setengah mati karena kehilangan keperawanan sebelum menikah, sedangkan 3 minggu lagi ia akan menikah, dan nenek Marji yang cerdas memberikan ide untuk mengelabui calon suami Nahid.

Satrapi’s mother tells an anecdote of the author as a child; still others spin yarns of their sometimes glamorous, sometimes difficult, lives in Iran. There’s nothing extremely special about that.

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I was pleasantly surprised by how sex positive the comic was. Open Preview See a Problem? One aunt, for example, takes the most radical position: Embroideries Marjane Satrapi, Author. I would recommend the book only to Satrapi fans. I was enamored by her stories and the way her drawings helped illustrate the feelings she had about herself and those around her.

The Best Books of Aug 17, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 26, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: After an almost deadly bout of pneumonia, she returned to Iran. But it’s ultimately also pretty thin stuff — and feels closer in quality and presentation to a TV sit-com than a decent book.


Satrapi said that “But you have to know the kings of the Qajar dynasty, they had hundreds of wives. Apr 18, Pages Buy. They’re sit back and relax in the afternoon while sipping a hot cup of tea. It is haunted by the ghosts of superheroes and generally assumed to be easy reading for sluggish children. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Jul 25, Seth T.

In Satrapi’s imagination, Iran is a place of adventure and mystery, but it’s home too. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. My senior year in college I was introduced to a graphic novel memoir by Art Spiegelman entitled Maus. Satrapi grew up in Tehran in a embrpideries which was involved with communist and socialist movements in Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution.

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

In Embroideries the art was not as carefully done looked slapped together, too hectic at times as in her Persepolis series, but I still enjoyed the story. They made thousands of kids. Sono occasioni di incontro e di confronto in cui un’apparente leggerezza dei toni permette di affrontare temi complicati e di ottenere, quando necessario, un consiglio o una sgridata.

I was equally fascinated, but a feeling of Western feminist frustration clouded the amazing sense of fun given off by the stories. Embroideries adalah buku karya Marjane Satrapi kedua yang saya sattrapi. For Satrapi and the disaffected Iranian generation that she represents, ignoring the regime is an eloquent political statement in itself.


I highly recommend it! 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. Apr 18, Pages. One woman tells a story about advising a friend on how to fake her virginity, a scheme that goes comically wrong.

But it is at the same time a daring and brilliantly calculated illumination of a secret space.

Marji prepares the samovar, steeping the tea for the proper forty-five minutes. A conversation over a cup of tea one afternoon in Tehran over sex and secrets being shared among the women in you family and neighbourhood.

Return to Book Page. It’s interesting, because their conversation makes it seem like they have some power while living under harsh social restrictions but as a Western woman reading this book, their idea of what constitutes power is hard to accept. I read Embroideries at my local bookshop and am glad to leave it at that.


The main topic of majane is sex, and in experiences they’ve had or heard about the women present a picture of sex in contemporary Iran. Her graphic novel Persepolis is remarkable and hilarious, and her notable humor is present here as well.

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