The Reddie Read Program

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Persepolis, Fall 2009

Firoozeh DumasWise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi 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. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. (

Campus Activities

  • September 23, 2009:
    Firoozeh Dumas
    (Pictured right, photograph by Stephanie Rausser)
    "From Abadan to Arkadelphia: A Journey with Humor"
    7:00 p.m. Arkansas Hall Auditorium
  • October 7, 2009:
    Persepolis Movie
    7:00 p.m. Garrison Center Lecture Hall

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