Les Navigateurs de la Littérature : Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

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10/10/2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul

Le club est ouvert à tous !

Practice your reading skills and comprehension with our intermediate French book club: Les Navigateurs de la Littérature. Every month, we discuss our book of choice’s plot. We also review what we did and did not like about it. We welcome navigateurs to ask questions about the things they did not understand when they first read the story. Everyone selects their favorite excerpt, reads it aloud and then we discuss the special passage. The discussion will be in French!

Returning readers and newcomers are all invited to attend and discuss. The group discusses a different book at each meeting.

This month’s selection is: Persepolis 1 by Marjane Satrapi

Synopsis :

Persepolis depicts Satrapi’s childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, while Persepolis 2 depicts her high school years in Vienna, Austria, including her subsequent return to Iran where she attended college, married, and later divorced before moving to France. Hence, the series is not only a memoir, but a Bildungsroman that shows her development across the span of a lifetime. This series of graphic novels explores repression under a political dictatorship, the journey to self-expression and the multiple identities held by refugees and immigrants. Despite the serious themes, Satrapi maintains a sense of humor.

Purchase Persepolis 1 in person at the Alliance Française’s French Corner Bookstore or on Amazon or Albertine.
This group usually meets the second Wednesday of every month from 6 – 8 pm. Look for our flyer at the Alliance with upcoming dates and books.
This event is free and open to the public! You do not need to be an AF member to participate in our book clubs.


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227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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