Persepolis & Orientalism: a critique of the reception history of Satrapi's memoir
Since its publication in 2003 Marijane Satrapi's Persepolis series, it has met surprisingly little negative criticism in comparison to other recent, highly commercialized memoirs written by Iranian women. For instance, Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran has sparked an interesting controversy concerning the topical atmosphere and stereotypes contributing to the popularity of Iranian women's memoirs, particularly memoirs concerning the Iranian community at a time of increasing US intolerance towards the current political powers and cultural ideology of Iran. Not only does Satrapi's memoir fall ...
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