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Grab Your Copy of 'Persepolis' for the April 27 Worldfest Read-In

Join the UC community by reading this 2007 coming-of-age work about growing up in Iran during the war with Iraq. Then, take part in the Worldfest read-in Friday, April 27.

Date: 4/4/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: John Bach

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Members of the UC Community are reading
"Persepolis" will be the subject of an April 27 Worldfest read-in.

As part of the celebration of UC's diverse culture and in preparation of an April 27 Worldfest read-in, members of the university community are reading a 2007 book entitled "Persepolis," about author Marjane Satrapi's childhood in Iran during the Islamic revolution.

The Worldfest Read-In
will be in the TUC Atrium at 2 p.m., Friday, April 27

Book synopsis
"Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" — by Satrapi Majane
"Persepolis," is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic revolution. The book explores the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval as well as the author's school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence along with her exile from her beloved homeland.

Where to get the book
Books can be purchased for $12.95 from the UC bookstore.
A limited supply is also available if you email Nicole Ausmer (

Get all the details about UC's Worldfest 2012 event