A Graphic Memoir of Coming of Age in Iran
By Parsua Bashi
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312532864, 128pp.)
Publication Date: November 10, 2009
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In the tradition of graphic memoirs such as Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, comes the story of a young Iranian woman’s struggles with growing up under Shiite Law, her journey into adulthood, and the daughter whom she had to leave behind when she left Iran. NYLON ROAD is a window into the soul of a culture that we are still struggling to understand. Beautifully told, poignant, this is a powerful work about the necessity of freedom.
Parsua Bashi was born in 1966 in Teheran, and her work has been displayed in various exhibitions and has received many awards. She has lived in Zurich since 2004. Nylon Road is her first graphic novel.
Advance Praise for Nylon Road:
“NYLON ROAD is an engaging and entertaining journey into Islamic Iranian culture through the eyes of young professional woman. It is a window into the transformation of Iran from a pro-western country into the abyss of Islamic totalitarianism. The writer brilliantly takes you into her life and shows you how that affected her life and makes the case for the importance of democracy and freedom.” - Brigitte Gabriel, New York Times Bestselling author of They Must Be Stopped
"Parsua Bashi is one of those compelling voices who rarely get heard in the mass media, but who can sing her poignant song loud and clear through the intimate medium of the graphic novel."
- Paul Gravett, author of Holy Sh*t! and the bestselling author Manga“Parsua Bashi weaves personal experience with Iranian history and, without coming