Friday, April 27, 2012

Marjane Satrapi at George Washington's Lisner tonight

Fri. Apr 27, 8:00PM
GW Lisner Auditorium presents Marjane Satrapi Author of Persepolis & Chicken With Plums
Interviewed by Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
World-renowned for her award-winning graphic memoir (and film) Persepolis, a global best-seller, Marjane Satrapi will make a rare US appearance. Satrapi grew up during the Iranian revolution and witnessed firsthand the brutal and historic overthrow of the Shah. The subsequent Islamic repression and Marjane's own journey away from Iran are intricately linked to all of her books, films, and artwork.
She will be interviewed by Azar Nafisi, whose acclaimed Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books electrified readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students.
$25, $30, $40. GW Students and Alumni: $10, $20 at Lisner Box Office
Tickets available from the Lisner Box Office, 800-745-3000, and

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