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What are some other readings that we can relate to Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood?

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amorg009 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM via web

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What are some other readings that we can relate to Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood?

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sensei918 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:20 PM (Answer #1)

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Marjane Satrapi's memoir Persepolis: The Story of a Chilhood is about her experiences growing up in Iran when the regime changed from the Shat to the Ayatollah. Women lost their freedom to dress the way they wanted to, and it became more difficult for a girl to get an education. The country went from secular rule to religious rule, and things changed drastically for the author. Some other readings that might relate to Satrapi's story are Marina Nemat's book Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir and Asfar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran. They are both by women who escaped the oppressive regime in Iran that kept them from living in freedom and tell the story of their respective authors' struggle to become literate and educated. Both Nemat and Nafisi are now professors

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