What Persepolis Means To Me

Fadwa’s story matters for several reasons. Her story illustrates the disparity of rights between men and women as well as in the socioeconomic status of the people. However Fadwa’s story really matters because it shows a woman protesting and going to extreme lengths to be heard and not just with her voice, but with her ... [Read more...]

Religious and National Identity

In Marjane Satrapi’s novel Persepolis Marjane’s religious identity changes as she grows. On page 6 we see a photo of a newborn baby (Marjane) and on top of it says, “I was born with religion.” This shows that her entire being at birth is identifies whole-heartedly with her religion. She is unmarked by questions of ... [Read more...]

Re-Imagined Memories

Masugi Ono strikes me as a man who is in such denial of his role during the war that he created his own idealized view of what occurred. I don’t quite think it’s an erasure but rather a combination of erasure and him reimagining events to place himself in the right light. When Kazuo Ishiguro ... [Read more...]

Push and Pull

Tsitsi Dangarembga illustrates tension between two things otherwise known as a nervous condition through many characters in her novel Nervous Conditions as well as highlighting the general nervous conditions in Zimbabwe such as gender and race. Tambu’s nervous condition stems from her desire for an education. She wants so badly to attend school she even ... [Read more...]

Which witch are you?

In western society when we use the term “witch” we are referring to someone who can perform magic or spells. In Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa This witch might be evil and ugly like the Wicked Witch of the West or good like Glinda the Good Witch of the North. During Halloween our ... [Read more...]

Questions 1 & 7

Preface: What stories had been “largely forgotten” by the western press, in this example? How do the highlights of the western press influence a sense of global memory/forgetting? In this particular example the western press have forgotten the Kurds, ethnic cleansing, and at the time their “new” democracy. The highlights of western press influence global ... [Read more...]