Sunday, August 22, 2004

Review revue: Following in the heels of The New York Times, the Fort Worth, Texas, Star-Telegram reviews Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return:

"Satrapi shows the side of Iranians we in the West aren't usually shown -- the irrepressible life underneath the veils and the persecution. She takes us behind closed doors, where there are intellectual discussions and aerobics classes, parties and love affairs and satellite TV. Her clean, clear drawings illuminate without oversimplifying; her characters communicate with one facial expression what might take pages using words alone. Hers is an important voice to hear at a time when Middle Eastern life is portrayed simplistically to Americans as a foreign, strange, 'axis of evil' existence."