Thursday, June 25, 2009

Color Online Quiz: Literature & Women Studies

Quiz #48
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by Marjane Satrapi

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In this coming-of-age graphic novel, the writer provides a good introduction to Persian history and the revolution which ousted the Shah we helped install. The graphic novel is an unusual but very effective format for this memoir. Later the novel was made into a successful animation. What is the title and who is the author? Bonus, if you can list other relevant titles written by Iranian authors or about Iranian history, culture or fiction.


Icedream said...

I recently read this book so I believe the answer is Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
I know I have read a few books about Iran but the two that come to mind right away are Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald and Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody.

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