Reflection paper: Fantasia by Assia Djebar and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Try to read a summary of these two books online:
WRITE 2-3 Page
1) Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade by Assia Djebar and Persepolis by Satrapi. You must compare these two women in the book and their experiences. Fantasia is a story about an Algerian girl
2) Persepolis: about an Iranian girl who escaped Iran to Britain because of war.
http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/culture-magazines… this site should help you, it summarizes the “Fantasia book”.
Your Essay Prompt: Compare the role of gender and Islam in the experiences of both Assia Djebbar, author of Fantasia, and Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis.
Keep in mind the following issues:
the role of language
The subjectivity of each author (to what extent does she perceive her experience as representative)
The importance of time and place (Algeria before 1980s, Iran after it)
The role (or not) of colonization
Please just make sure you’re on time, this will be counted as an exam paper. It’s mainly comparing the two girls experiences from the novel about women, gender, and Islam. How they differ and how are they similar. Good luck!