Muslim Journeys Second Book Discussion: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi.
10/31/2013, LIU Post Campus Event2 Oct 31Pioneer Room, Hillwood Commons, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
October 31, 2013
10:30 a.m. - noon
Pioneer Room, Hillwood Commons
Please note: Registration is required. Call IMC, Library at 516-299-2895
Dr. Margaret Hallissy, Professor of English, LIU Post, winner of David Newton Award of Excellence in Teaching, and winner of the Trustees Award for Scholarship for an Individual Work.
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic tells the story of her life in Tehran, from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn, as she does, the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family.
This event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the LIU Post Library and partners, and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
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