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Women Write IranNostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora$
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Nima Naghibi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816683826

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001

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Repetitions of the Past

Repetitions of the Past

Marjane Satrapi and Intergenerational Memory

(p.103) Chapter 4 Repetitions of the Past
Women Write Iran

Nima Naghibi

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines the work of acclaimed graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi. This chapter explores how Satrapi’s various deployments of auto/biography interweave Satrapi’s autobiographical avatar, Marji, into the narratives pertaining to family and nation. Marji positions herself in her texts as witness to the intergenerational narratives of trauma and revolution, drawing on the empathic engagement of the reader-spectator.

Keywords:   Marjane Satrapi, autobiography, family and nation, intergenerational narrative and memory, empathy, spectatorship, witnessing

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