Estranging the Familiar: "East" and "West" in Satrapi's Persepolis

  title={Estranging the Familiar: "East" and "West" in Satrapi's Persepolis},
  author={Nima Naghibi and Andrew O'malley},
  journal={ESC: English Studies in Canada},
  pages={223 - 247}
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