From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. 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. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi.

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This is the reason they progress!!! The tales themselves are entertaining, though the folksiness and common themes of regret and elation feel familiar. Marjane sei la mia nuova eroina!! They catch their readers by surprise, too, marrying words and images in odd and alluring ways to draw us into huge and hugely controversial terrain, and – before they have even begun to fill in emmbroideries background – they make us feel as if we’re there, in the thick of it.

She says, “to speak matjane others’ backs is the ventilator of the heart.

embroideroes The complete review ‘s Review:. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See 1 question about Embroideries…. I decided against buying it for myself since I don’t think it’s worth the money.

Included are the sexually frustrated wife, the wise grandmother with a checkered past and the artist that feels the strain of breaking convention tug at her soul. I’ll make a small commission! Now let me tell you about something that happened to a friend of mine For them, since the problem of sex is marjabe, they can move on to other things!

Oct 26, Aloke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Satrapi is one of a handful of writer-artists Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco being the most famous others who have exploited this misapprehension to go where no marketing department has dared to tread.

Which tells us something about the current state of revolutionary politics in Iran. 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.


Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere—and to teach us all a thing or two. Dec 07, Helly rated it liked it.


The comic format makes each character distinct and the drawings tell so much more than an extra hundred pages of exposition would. Well all that is for his wife.

Embroideries – Marjane Satrapi

D Jadi kalo mengacu kembali ke “bordir” yang dimaksud disini dan komen sayah “mari ngebordir” jelas jadi ngaco jadina. I was really impressed by how much Iranian culture, history, sateapi humour could be infused into what amounted to be a simple, every-day gathering of Iranian woman having tea and a “gap-shap” gossip … The women talk about first loves, sex, arranged marriages, forced marriages and husbands in general.

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

But immediately after closing the smooth brown and cream cover of this tiny hardcover I knew I would have to go back to savor rmbroideries thickly drawn page. View all 5 comments. Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis books came to my mind last week when I was thinking about adding in some lighter reads such as some more graphic novels and manga this year.

There magjane talk of marriage, love, unfeasible men, sex, double standards, body image It was a quick, light humorous read, a lighthearted look at serious topics. More sadness that you’d have to take that small victory when you’re more likely stuck in a marriage that you didn’t and don’t want. The effortless gossipy manner in which they discuss their private lives, which Satrapi captures in her Spartan yet fluid black and white illustrations, are equally touching and a delight to read.

Oct 10, Serena. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men. They’re sit back and relax in the afternoon while sipping a hot cup of tea.

Feb 10, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like many women, they talk about plastic surgery – nothing unusual there. It was great seeing different views and each women’s unique story. The stories are nicely related: There, her mother, aunt and their group of friends tell stories about their lives as women, and, more specifically, the men they’ve lived with and through.

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This slight follow-up to Satrapi’s acclaimed Persepolis books explores the lives of Iranian women young and old. 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.

Satrapi decided to only focus on the closed personal world of Iranian women. When one first thinks of the conservative Islamic regime one does not associate it with any type of sexual openness. I almost choked laughing so hard.

I really did feel like I was sitting with Marji and the other Iranian women sharing personal struggles, secrets, heartbreak and tea. Who would not like to be a part of it or even get a glimpse of customs in Iran. Bold, bewitchingly humorous and politically astute.

Tea and adversity

Only when the women have retired to the sitting room to enjoy mzrjane teas are they ready maruane the most important business of the day: No doubt this book touches on the broad subject of feminism, which is, concern for women’s sanctity of civil rights and for women to be understood as human beings. But her stroke goes awry in the dark, and she slices her husband’s testicle instead. It’s interesting, because their conversation makes it seem like they have some power while living under harsh social restrictions but as Reading this graphic novel was like being invited to tea with a group of Iranian women, except that the talk turned interestingly enough to arranged marriages, cheating husbands, and faking your virginity.

The stories that are related are both disturbing and funny, a variety of mishaps of varying degrees of tragedy and comedy usually a mix of the two.

Spoilers -Sometimes funny, and sometimes quite horrifying but all rather eye-opening. Kimberly Reflections of a Book Addict http: