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How do you feel about that? I remember I was in New York a few years ago and there was a guy who was the chief of new technology from a newspaper. That might be the case, but because of Facebook governments found people and were able to put them in jail, too. As you can communicate with others, they can communicate with you too. Especially before opening our mouths! I actually need to see people with my eyes. I see lots of people who take photos, which they put everywhere. For your book club, I do understand. But there is a lot of bullshit too, huh? MS: I think that any religion is anti-feminist, to start with. Any religion. Christianity, Judaism, every religion. And even Buddhism and Hinduism.
This is it—it exists across all religions. On one hand, I hate the veil because they force me to put it on my head and I hate it. Good job! And in that way it was a big success! There are more and more girls who cover their heads to be rebellious. And I also think there was something inconsistent in the argument, which was that they should be emancipated.
If you ban them from school because their family forces them to put on a veil, then you achieve the same result that their families wanted—to not be educated and to marry a cousin from a small town somewhere. So instead of going to school and being emancipated, she is 20 and she already has five kids. Another big success! Instead of banning things, you have to have a real dialogue, and if people really believe in something and they want to cover themselves, let them do it. This is the question. In religion.
So maybe we can offer them another identity, by letting them study, letting them go to the school of the republic, and then they will have the chance to be emancipated. The only thing that can change the world is the slow evolution of culture. If the culture of a society does not change, you cannot change anything. The thinking seems to have been that because you go and throw bombs in Afghanistan and put in Coca-Cola machines that it suddenly becomes a democracy. But who cares about culture? Everybody wants to be elected in two years, which is very short to make change. We need to take our time to think.
The brain of a human being needs some time to digest and to understand. That is where we are going. EW: So therefore do you think that making art, interacting with culture, is the most revolutionary, the most impactful thing that you can do as a human being? If you believe in the slow evolution of culture? I speak English because I watch films. Imagine if they put all the money they put into arms, weapons, and wars into something that says: Any person who is a student, who goes to school, needs to have traveled to one other country in the world before the age of Believe me, the world would be a much better place.
So I really think that cultural work is extremely, extremely important. Before the war even happened in my country, I watched a movie called The Deer Hunter. I knew then that I was extremely anti-war, because I knew it was not even a question of the war itself, but rather what would happen after the war. All the damage caused. You know, that film changed my life. It did. I read a book, it changes my life. I listen to music, it changes my life. Everything that happens to do with the brain has the power to change your life. You know why these fundamentalists are so powerful?
Because they play with the emotions of people—pressing on the buttons of their emotions. They have people yelling, shouting, and wanting to kill themselves. But if you ask people to think, it is something different. As soon as you think, you realize it is really much more complicated than it seems to be. You realize it is much more difficult to become hyper—to yell, to shout, and to kill yourself if you think about it. So if everybody were to make this little effort just to think, I truly believe it would cool people down.
I think culture is important, but at the same time you could see that during the s you had a lot of intellectuals in Germany, but many of them became Nazis. And why was that? They were humiliated and extremely poor. So there needs to be a little base of life for everyone, and then on top of that you have culture—and maybe then we can go in a better direction. However, that will obviously never happen. We are too stupid for that. I became a cynical person who did not believe in anything anymore.
I will try to be a better person. I try. And actually the most important thing I learned in school was how to think, how to decide for myself, how to have an opinion, how to go away and find the answers for things and compare and contrast different answers that people were giving me. So I loved what you said about independent thinking. MS: There are parts of me that will always be Iranian. These are things that I cannot change. You know, my hospitality will always be Iranian. The doors of my house are always open. This is a very cultural thing; in my culture, no matter what bullshit an old person says, I will always respect and be extremely patient with them.
So these are the parts of my culture that I like. There are the parts of my culture that are extremely traditional: Men have to do certain things and women have to be virgins and all of that—fuck that. I never believed in it, I refused it, and I rejected it because it is insane. There are many things I like very much in the French people: the sense of rebellion, the fact that they are never happy. I love the humor of the British. I love that Americans really want to be nice. They do a lot of nasty things, but their wish is to be nice people. So there are so many different things that I like from different places. And intelligence is something you share with some people in the world that is completely independent of the nationality, color, height— all of that.
You have to find people who have the same sensibility and approach to culture as you, and then it is possible to connect. And therefore I have friends who come from all over the world. I am against the idea of communities. I hate communities. You know, all these people who get together all the Iranians just because of their nationality. I hate that. But if it is not good, we are not going to give her a prize and treat her as if she were handicapped. It is not a handicap to be a woman, frankly. And so I am basically a human being who works with what she likes and am a lucky person because of that, I guess. MS: When I was a teenager, I always had the latest music.
One week after it was released, we had it on tapes. The more you forbid something, the more people want to see it. And of course they ate the apple. That is the nature of the human being. MS: Of course, all of us are somehow schizophrenic because of this double life, but at the same time everything was so exciting. Then I might have the same degree of adrenaline coursing through me!
EW: Do you think that applies to other circumstances? Do you think that this still applies? MS: I am for brothels. One hundred percent. The people who are against the brothel are moralists. They always give the example of Sweden. From the moment that prostitution exists, we have to have brothels so that we can protect these women instead of having a pimp take their money. We have to give them police officers, we have to enable them to deal with their own things and give them retirement after the age of This is a humanistic approach.
Any woman, any person, any human being who has respect for women also has to respect the prostitute. Can we go backward and start their lives again? Governments and our society have to recognize this situation. So if we are human beings, what do we do? We protect them. And how do we protect them? By creating spaces for them and not leaving them on highways where they can be beaten, not paid, and even murdered. We legalize brothels. And I hate the idea of prostitution as simply bad.
Yes, there are many things that are bad, but it is a reality and how do we deal with reality? With morality? Certainly not. With humanity, yes. Daei was then transferred to a hospital near Kashan. Rah Ahan's Media Officer, Hossein Ghadousi stated that "Daei is in a stable condition with regards to his vital signs and is not currently in any acute danger as a result of the accident". We stand ready to assist Daei, who is a true icon of Asian football. Our thoughts and prayers are with him. He also sent his best wishes for his recovery.
In November , Daei was attacked by two thieves while they were trying to steal his gold necklace in Tehran. On 7 April , Daei announced that he had begun writing an autobiography , due to be released in March , and that despite reflecting on "bitter and sweet memories" he stated he would "keep some of his secrets in his heart forever". Daei was named the world's top scorer in official international competitions by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics IFFHS , having scored 20 goals in competitive matches for Iran in , including his famous 4 goal haul against South Korea in Asian Cup By the end of the Asian Cup, he had scored 29 goals in 38 appearances for Iran.
In the World Cup qualifying campaign, he was again on top of the charts, scoring 9 goals in 17 matches for Iran, reaching at that time, 38 goals in 52 appearances for his country. Ali Daei joined the exclusive circle of players with a century of caps. On 17 November , he scored four goals against Laos in a World Cup qualifier, giving him goals and making him the first male player to score goals in international play. He has caps for Iran and, as of 13 September , is ranked 28th among the world's most capped players list. Iran U23 Wild card. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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I just I keep looking at that last frame and tearing up. All in all, this graphic novel was a complete game-changer for me, and I seriously cannot believe it took me so long to pick up. If you're interested in buying Persepolis , just click on the image below to go through my link. I'll make a small commission! View 2 comments. Aug 07, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing. So - no excuse here! I never saw the film either. But I do have two things to share: One is a personal experience. The other is a detail in this book I was curious about that sent me to google. I was in Iran in I cant tell you how physically sick the movie made me.
He quickly popped them in his mouth and swallowed them all. Being with him for the next 24 hours was another story!!! The other - thing that interested me in this book I had not heard of him. He was an Iranian story writer and Scholar. He also taught in poverty stricken villages. He studied Persian literature. It looks like his books are out of print at least in America The artwork is amazing — The story more so!!! View all 9 comments. Jul 29, Bookshop rated it it was amazing. They are among the rare books that I give a 5 which means: a. I will read them again and again until I remember every single sentence c.
I will not lend them to people :p. Tita introduced me to these books. I have been very interested on Iran and was even contemplating to read the autobiography of Farah Pahlavi, the Empress of Iran. After repeated visits to the bookshop to flip the pages of this autobiography, I wasn't sure if I wanted to part with my money fo They are among the rare books that I give a 5 which means: a.
After repeated visits to the bookshop to flip the pages of this autobiography, I wasn't sure if I wanted to part with my money for the typical self-indulgent autobiography. So Persepolis immediately caught my interest and I wasn't disappointed. The books tell an honest and poignant story of a well-to-do family during the political turmoil in Iran from the perspective of the little and, in book II, adult Marjane Satrapi.
The story is told thru' a stark black and white drawing. I marvel at her ability to present only relevant and interesting highlights of her life and Iran and meld them all to one solid, flowing story. They are sometimes tragic moments but told without self-pity. In between, there are generous doses of light, funny moments. I laugh and I cry reading this book. One of the most powerful parts for me is when the parents, who love her so much, let her go to study in Austria. She talks about how horrible goodbyes are and how important it is not to look back after you say your goodbyes. You can be scarred with the image you see when looking back. How true I won't say more about these books. All I can suggest is read them.
You won't regret it. They open mind to what hardship can be when freedom of self is not allowed. They are enganging. They are entertaining. They are sad. They are funny. They are everything I hope a book can be. Thanks Tita. View all 6 comments. Jul 14, Adina rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction , iran. Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's autobiography in graphic novel form.
The first volume covers her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution until she left to study high-school in Austria in order to get away from the war. What can I say, it was original, sometime funny, sometimes heartbreaking. One thing is certain, it won't leave you indifferent. View all 7 comments. Jul 27, Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing Shelves: articles-short-stories-and-comics. A story about a very sweet lovable rebellious young girl from Iran.. No, sorry.. A story of once great country,Kingdom that retreat years back.
Marjane has dreams.. Dreams of Good life, Good deed, equality, prospect, freedom. Then came the revolution which call for all that. To down the coup tyrant government. But alas, the revolution got its own coup, named after a way-better-than-this-religion.. Why - for me, as Egyptian- all th A story about a very sweet lovable rebellious young girl from Iran.. Why - for me, as Egyptian- all this political events feels so familiar? Like having a Deja Vu? One thing I learned here.. History has its means to keep repeating itself.. Anywhere it wish Yeah, we felt so About coming of age that really touching. I loved Marjane so much and her amazing parents.
That makes a very helpful great insight into the history of Iran, and the major political turns. Most of these things I didn't know - or even if I read it once in text books I may never remember it as I will after reading this novel- I loved her wanna be a prophet.. This first part is divided into 9,10 pages chapters, each with a title that may makes small appearance or bigger one but it has strong effect in the story. It's brilliant really I loved the naming of the chapters so much. I loved that nostalgic feel that everyone in the middle east must got with the passion about the western music and culture.
And was hard to see how much trouble it get those who liked it in that time in Iran. I really had teary eyes by the last scenes of book one, I really liked the parents so much, how much affection they gave Marjane that I believe what really saved her by the end. I have to say I may have a minor refuse of some of the very liberal acts of the family, mostly for religious reasons.. Mohammed Arabey 20 July View all 10 comments. With all the ignorance of someone who sees war and conflict from afar, who is been used to being safe her whole life - because war just doesn't happen around here. Because we may send our soldiers to fight, but it's always somewhere else.
Things are changing. I don't feel that safe anymore. And in a time of fear and escalating paranoia, when people all around me murmur and whisper that they're all terror 4. And in a time of fear and escalating paranoia, when people all around me murmur and whisper that they're all terrorists, they're all fundamentalists, they're all the same , blinded by ignorance and hatred, I feel the need to do something for my own ignorance. To educate myself on all the things I still don't know about the world.
I didn't know a lot about the Islamic Revolution in Iran. The history books I read at school and university do not seem to care about it very much; it's always about the West. Students barely have any idea of what the past was like in the rest of the world, because the general opinion is that they do not really care. The few things I knew about it were just from the news and the newspapers, a book here and there, a fleeting mention by my parents; but still, a very faraway reality.
I am a fairly political person, if you can call it that, but I'm not trying to turn this into a political debate. Terrorism has always been real. Strangely enough, though, we hardly ever hear of all the people that are killed in the Middle East, because their lives seem somehow to be less important than ours. Because until something hurts us - the ones with the money, the power, the technology and the weapons - it remains invisible. Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's autobiography, set in Iran in the late s and early s.
The art style is simple, in black and white, almost childlike, and its simplicity manages to make the narrated events even more impactful. Satrapi tells the story of the Islamic Revolution with the innocent voice of a young girl and yet, it is immediately evident how easily her mind was influenced by the world around her - her school, her parents, the news, the things people told her. She did not know what to believe. Had the Shah truly been chosen by God? Did she really have to wear the hijab, if she didn't want to? Why did she have to go to an all-girls school? Why couldn't she wear tight jeans, or denim jackets, or go to parties? My impression is that the Western world often wants us to think that it's us against them , the oh-so-civilized West against the Middle East, and to forget that the people who are not fundamentalists are, in fact, the vast majority.
Satrapi doesn't try to make her childhood in Iran look better than it was, but she doesn't try to make Iranians look like pliant puppets either. They fight. They resist. Satrapi's parents are revolutionaries, and since childhood she experiences the fear of imprisonment and death, sees her classmates go to their fathers' funerals, the people around hear flee to Sweden, the United States, England.
After a while, she starts to rebel, too. In the middle of Teheran, the fighter-bombers cross the sky and people are forced to hide because of the bombings, and still, Marjane speaks up at school, listens to Iron Maiden, and reads books she's not supposed to read. In her own way, just like her parents, she fights back too. I can't recommend this graphic novel enough. It does not spare the reader the horrors of war, but it also shows things from the naive and yet extremely perceptive perspective of a child. It is not an history lesson - though it does give a lot of information about the Islamic Revolution in Iran, which I really appreciated - and it is both moving and educational. Sep 30, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it it was amazing Shelves: pitcherbooks , ya-for-grown-ups , liburrrrrry-book , non-fiction , read-in , i-read-banned-books , memoir.
It was thinking of those nutters that left me shaking my head at the choice of banning Persepolis. Generally when the whackjobs take a break from their cultlike book burnings they are all about sharing anything that points out how horrible the Middle East is. I guess at some point they just decided to go all Oprah with respect to book bans. What a brilliant and so very important little book. Marjane Satrapi was able to detail the history of the Revolution and its lasting effects on not only her family but Iran as a whole with humor. It showed that no matter what might be broadcast on the evening news that people are people and even those of us who are separated by half a world have more similarities than differences.
It also tackled how important it is to talk to your children about big issues. I hope my kids are half as awesome as he is when they grow up. View all 28 comments. Jan 08, Tatiana rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , , graphic-novels , tres-annoying , foreign-lands. Sadly, now, after reading this book, I am a little underwhelmed by it. As a graphic novel, it is a notable work. The cartoonish style of the drawing is superb, the subject matter is very current, the combination of tragedy and humor is clever. However, as a political memoir, "Persepolis" lacks.
I don't know exactly why, but I never got a grip on what Satrapi's personal views on the politics within her country are. In fact, I am not even sure if she really knows what what was happening in her country. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that this memoir ends when the author is 14 although writing it as an adult, she should be able to present her views clearly. Or maybe it is because Satrapi herself never personally experiences any hardship in this book. I find it very interesting that in times of turmoil, during the civil war for democracy, during the rise of religious fundamentalism, during the war with Iraq, Satrapi's family never seems to experience any discomfort.
Quite the opposite, when people die and suffer, the writer's most hardship is to hide the liquor at a party which they are not supposed to have , or to wear a headscarf, or to get an "Iron Maiden" poster through customs. This narration from a perspective of a person in power is a little disheartening and has a bit of a fake tone to it, as if the author doesn't know what is really happening in her country and writes about from her million dollar mansion while being served by one of her maids. It's not a bad book, especially for younger readers who want to know a little bit about Iran and its current political events. It is presented in a very appealing, easy format.
But for me personally this book appears to be too superficial to leave any kind of lasting impression. I will however read the second part of the memoir. Maybe it will have some more insight. Reading challenge: 5 - 1 of 2. View all 4 comments. Sep 11, Fabian rated it it was amazing. Marjane's illustrations are dreary reminders that what you experienced in childhood will shape you forever--her story is one that is too damn real to possibly ignore. An extraordinary feat in the shape of lovable 2-D comics. View 1 comment. Jun 08, Pramod Nair rated it really liked it Shelves: memoir-biography , graphic-novel. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid.
That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself. Marjane was born into a well-to-do family and her parents were quite liberal in their outlook and this makes Marjene who is intelligent and outspoken as a child to have her own opinions and views on everything that is happening around her. At times her outspoken character and passion for freedom lands her in trouble at school and even with authorities. Though each frame Marjane try to find an explanation and solution for the madness happening around her. Some of the visuals — like those which show her having imaginary conversations with god about matters around her when she is nine; conversations with her uncle who was imprisoned in U.
In the scene where Marjane comes across the body of her friend from the neighborhood among the rubbles after a missile attack there is a single frame of illustration, which can be seen as one of the most brilliant uses of the visual format of storytelling. This cleverness and creativity of the author as an illustrator can be further seen in the depictions of the young Marjane herself. The various emotions — surprise, anger, frustration, confusion, helplessness, terror - that the artist capture on the face of young Marji gives the character a soul which can make her feel like a long known friend for the reader.
The narrative of the first volume ends when Marjane leaves for Austria when she is 15 to continue her studies at a more liberal and open European environment. The tasteful humor and dominant insights that the author artfully infuses into her visual panels gives this book a freshness, which will invigorate reader rather than completely sliding him into the chasms of depression and sadness. This is one of those graphic novels, which can find audience even among those readers who are quite skeptical about the comic-book genre.
Understanding the fact that the author was not trying to create an accurate historical or political volume on Iran will help you in enjoying this book in a better way. This can be read from the words of Marjane Satrapi herself in an interview from I'm not a historian, not a sociologist. I'm a person born in a place where I've seen some stuff. That's why I put myself in as a character.
Jun 04, Rachel Reads Ravenously rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novels , library-checkout , hardcover. So in an effort to diversify my reading aka read something other than romance for once I joined the Goodreads group Our Shared Shelf, a feminist book club run by Emma Watson. With the recent political climate in the US, I wanted a way to expand my mind and find other readers to relate to. Persepolis is a book this group read 4 stars!
Persepolis is a book this group read about a year ago, but when I saw it amongst the material the group read I knew immediately I wanted to read it. When I was in college my World Literature class watched the movie I know, the movie and not the book? On top of that I live in Los Angeles, a heavily Persian community and many of my real life friends are from Iran, so I was interested in learning more about the history of this country. This book is an autobiographical memoir by Marjane Satrapi, mostly of her childhood living in Iran in turbulent times.
It takes place mostly during the late seventies and early eighties, and depicts what life was like for her in a changing country. This book shows how Marjane adjusts to a new restrictive lifestyle as well as a history of the country told by her. It was very personal, you feel what Marjane feels. I fell in love with her as a character, you cannot help it while reading this book. I highly recommend this to anyone who is willing to read something outside the box, and anyone eager to gain perspective on events in other countries that you may have not known before.Persopolis has faint echoes of Maus. MS: There are parts of Religion In Persepolis that will always be Iranian. Religion In Persepolis Persepolis to find out. That's why Religion In Persepolis put myself Religion In Persepolis as a Correctional Sergeant Duties. I love the humor Religion In Persepolis the British. Religion In Persepolis soon. Things are Religion In Persepolis.