Feminist Book Club: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Join us at the Astoria Bookshop for our new Feminist Mosaic Reading Group. Each month we’ll read a book and examine it through the lens of modern feminism. For our second group meeting, we will be discussing The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. All women and allies, teens and up, are welcome to join this group. We will also be accepting diapers and feminine hygiene products to donate to local women's shelters.
Over the course of the series, we’ll read books from a variety of women writers and use them as a springboard to explore a wide range of women’s issues, including reproductive rights, equity in the workplace and school, intersectional feminism, and body image and self-care.
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.