A Book for You to Read

{Day 7} Recommend a book for us to read. Why do you think it’s important?

I really enjoyed reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This is a graphic novel about Satrapi’s early life in Iran. She is the great granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor. Her story shows of how it was being a young woman in Iran, of finding herself in the midst of the country’s ever changing state, of being an independent and free woman in the face of so many restrictions.
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I’m not going to go into any details, but I found it really moving and I love how completely honest it is. Her story is compelling and somehow I could relate to it though my life is nothing compared to Satrapi’s.

The fact that this book is written in a graphic novel way made it easier for me to understand the struggle of Iranians at that time. Satrapi also injects a little humour here and there which makes it refreshing despite the heavy topics projected throughout the book. Go and grab a copy!


FULL DISCLOSURE: The book titles are affiliated links to Book Depository. I recommend Book Depository since I am a satisfied customer myself and should you purchase through the links I will get a very small percentage (at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU).

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Book for You to Read

  1. Bagian beli kaset Michael Jackson terus disembunyiin di bali jaket jins bikin gw ngakak-ngakak πŸ˜€
    Eh kaset MJ bukan ya, rada samar-samar ingatan gw, tapi buku ini lucu sekaligus menyentuh ya. Hmm, mungkin saatnya baca Reading Lolita in Teheran. Lah, kemudian serius πŸ˜›

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