I have been a huge fan o f Marjane Satrapi since reading Persepolis a year or so ago. Her unique, deceptively simplistic drawing style is so moving and her topic of writing, life in Iran, is something that we so rarely get such an intimate glimpse of. Embroideries is a smaller collection that is simply a conversation between women, talking about sex, marriage, love and men. If you are a woman, you will find yourself in these pages. It never fails to amaze me how we are all connected, that though our experiences are so extremely different, being a human being, or being a woman, is an experience that you can share across all boundaries.
Marjane’s grandmother, who we got to know in Persepolis, is leading this conversation and it is filled with aunts, mothers, friends and sisters. These images and stories will make you laugh, but they will also touch your heart and make you cry. Highly recommended!
So go read this!: now | tomorrow | next week | next month | next year | when you’ve exhausted your TBR pile
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