Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood"


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Hey Literary Listeners!! The dynamic duo is at it once again in another episode of the Colored Pages Book Club: Summer Short addition!! That’s right--Ako and Marci are taking a detour this summer through all sorts of literary works! And this week we are exploring the comic memoir Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi.

TRIGGER WARNING: This comic has elements of war, violence, and references to sexual assault. The beginning of the episode is silly and fun, but the discussion gets pretty serious starting around the summary. Please listen with care.

Tomfoolery: 0:00 - 1:30

Intro/Cultural Context: 1:40 - 26:02

Summary: 26:22 - 52:30

Discussion: 52:43 - 1:24:05

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Also, see below for books/poems referenced in the episode!

Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Olsen

The Seven Sisters by Anthony Sampson

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