Join us for our next meetup as we discuss “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrap!

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art will host “Banned Books Summer” this May through August. “Banned Books Summer” is a series of informal discussions of novels and memoirs that have, for one reason or another, been banned from public school libraries across the country. SECCA director William Carpenter will lead the discussions, which are free and open to all.

The discussions will examine the topics and themes central to the books. In addition, participants will look at the contexts and reasons for the books being banned. “It’s important to ask what book bans say about the social and political climates we live in,” said Carpenter. “Do these bans speak to our values or to our fears? Why do so many such bans focus on books that confront race, class, gender, and sexuality?”

For our July meetup, we’ll be discussing Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling graphic novel memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


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