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Social Justice Reading Club


The Social Justice Reading Club is focused on uniting Duquesne faculty, students, and staff in discussions of social justice books.  

Fall 2019 Book Discussion & Panel

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Book Discussion & Panel: November 14, 2019, 4-5:30 pm, Africa Room

Refreshments provided

An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists
and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood
uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Originally published to wide critical
acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, 
Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir
of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Intensely personal,
profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story
of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war
and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter

and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl
with whom we cannot help but fall in love.