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Stephanie S. said:
This graphic novel is a fascinatingly candid memoir of a girl growing up during late 1970s/early 1980s Iran. The Islamic Revolution and the Iran/Iraq war are observed by an adolescent undergoing her own personal rebellion.
posted Dec 29, 2006 at 10:56AM
Emily Lloyd said:
See as well Satrapi's other autobiographical graphic novels: Embroideries, Chicken With Plums, and Persepolis II.
posted May 29, 2007 at 10:50AM
Persepolis was my first graphic novel (or, in this case, graphic autobiography) experience. It is the childhood story of Marjane Satrapi, who was a young girl of liberal parents during the Islamic Revolution in Iran in the 1980s.
Satrapi’s drawings are simple yet poignant, and reading about her experiences and culture so foreign to me was at the same time both fascinating and dismaying. I hope to read more of her works.
posted Jul 7, 2008 at 8:41PM
My book group read this book. At first most of the members balked at reading a
posted Oct 13, 2008 at 12:00PM
Sarah Rodems said:
Clean lines and a compelling coming-of-age story make this book an excellent introduction to both graphic novels and the recent political history of Iran.
posted Apr 28, 2009 at 1:43PM
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Life in Iran changed in 1979, when the country became a religious country; sent to Europe during the war between Iran and Iraq; learns about freedom, while going to school in France; parents try their best to keep her free to think for herself.