Writers of Color 50 Book Challenge

Previous Entry Add to Memories Share Next Entry
5. Marjane Satrapi, Embroideries
cartoon wolf
lizw wrote in 50books_poc
This features several of the female characters from Satrapi's Persepolis, gathered together over tea in a Tehran apartment and taking advantage of their menfolk's afternoon nap to talk freely about their sexuality. It's beautiful and touching and very much in line with other things I have read about Iranian women's culture, and I highly recommend it.

Is it a sequel to Persepolis?

Not as such. It's set amongst her family, so some of the same characters appear, and since she's an adult, it's presumably set after the events of Persepolis. It doesn't continue that storyline, though - it's complete in itself.

Returning to say I took this out of the library and absolutely loved it. Thanks for the rec!

So glad you liked it!

You are viewing 50books_poc