ONLINE CLASS: Childhood Memoirs: Marjane Satrapi and Trevor Noah (2093)

Two Wednesdays: September 23 and 30, from 11 am to 1 pm

$70.00 (10% off for members)

This class brings together two must-read memoirs about politics, nation, childhood, and belonging: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. Persepolis, a graphic novel, is a witty yet haunting childhood memoir of growing up in revolutionary Iran and being sent to Europe to escape a country fractured by war, fundamentalism, and the morality police. Born a Crime is The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s fast-paced, touching, and humorous memoir about his boyhood days in South Africa. These coming of age stories are brimming with joy, humor, and sadness, depicting worlds where children are forced to grow up all too quickly. Two Wednesdays: September 23 and 30, from 11 am to 1 pm Online Class.

Reading Schedule:

9/23: Persepolis

9/30: Born a Crime


Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

Supriya Goswami teaches courses in literature (with special focus on Africa and South Asia), culture, and politics at Georgetown University. She has previously taught at California State University, Sacramento and at George Washington University. She is the author of Colonial India in Children’s Literature (Routledge, 2012), which is the first book-length study to explore the intersections of British, Anglo-Indian, and Bengali children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India. She is currently working on her second book, Colonial Wars in Children’s Literature. She has also published in such scholarly journals as the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, South Asian Review, and Wasafiri.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019