From Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, translated by Mattias Ripa & Blake Ferris, translation
Copyright (c) 2003 by L'Association, Paris, France. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
The U.S. & Iran / Orientalism
Orientaliism - the western study of Middle Eastern religion, lore, culture, and peoples - began in Europe and has been held responsible for worsening understanding between the East and West. Why? Are some academic studies actually off limits to other cultures?
How is American culture portrayed in the book, as a positive or negative force? Why?
How has reading this book made you think differently about America's relations with either Iran or Iraq?
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