Top positive review
Very cheeky and in the face.
Reviewed in India on 9 November 2018
I was so impressed by Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, that I wanted to read her other works, I went into Embroideries without knowing much.
The sketch work is similar to Persepolis, which I really liked.
Marjane and ladies in her family and neighborhood meet up for tea and gossips to discuss their love and sex lives. Iran is an extremely conservative Islamic country and like every conservative country, it is partial to one sex. The “law” or the male dominant society forbids them to have a modern outlook or live life on their terms. But these ladies are so vibrant, cheeky and rebellious, but only behind closed doors. The stories these ladies share, the situations they have been in, the kind of social obligations they have to fulfil to be desirable are so thought provoking.
I can imagine a lot of girls living in big cities of India having these kind of conversations with their girlfriends. May be the severity of the situations aint the same, but still it’s the unspoken truth of the modern society.