PersepolisBook - 2003
Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. Marjane's child's-eye-view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
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CRRLTeens Feb 07, 2017
In black-and-white comic strip images, the author tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages 6 to 14, during the Islamic Revolution.
CRRL_JessieFarrow May 14, 2015
In this graphic novel, Satrapi shares her memories of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
CRRLAdults Apr 27, 2016
A graphic novel memoir about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 31, 2015
Marjane grows up during the tumult of the Iranian Revolution.
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This is a graphic novel from the perspective of a young girl living in Iran during the time of the Iranian War, and the changing of regimes during that time. the change from modernity to Islamic law. This novel deals with the issues that this girl faces and her subsequent departure to Austria.
Iran.. in graphic comic book style, from the viewpoint of a young girl growing up in Tehran. Brilliant.
I have recently finished a book called, "Persepolis" by Satrapi Marjane, a memoir. In this book the protagonist is Marji, she is a young girl who lives with her parents. Her parents would go into the streets at night and protest with others that have the same race as her because they didn’t like how they were treated and etc. The setting which it mostly took place is in Iran. Marji has to whear this veil in school, so they started a cultural revolution in Iran so that is when her parents started to protest in the streets.
Memoir told in comic-strip format of Marjane's girlhood in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.
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