Thursday, July 21, 2011

Top 10 Iranian books

Kamin Mohammadi is a writer, journalist and broadcaster specializing in Iran. She also writes travel books and is a magazine editor and lifestyle journalist with specialties in Italy, health, beauty, yoga and fashion. Her book, The Cypress Tree, is out this month in the UK from Bloomsbury.

At the Guardian she named her top ten Iranian books, including:
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

These graphic stories are splendid – not just in their deceptively simple black and white drawings, but in the way Satrapi manages to tell the story of the revolution in Iran and her subsequent exile and return from the irreverent point of view of the rebellious child that she was. The history of Iran presented in her book is not exactly objective but no matter, these books are funny and moving.
Read about another book on the list.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is one of Caradoc King's top ten childhood memoirs.

--Marshal Zeringue