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Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
Adult Fiction SATRAPI

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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
Roberta said:
My book group read this book. At first most of the members balked at reading a
posted Oct 13, 2008 at 12:00PM
Avatar for Ryner Ryner said:
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
Avatar for Emily Lloyd 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
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
sahar said:
This book is amazing. Its shows how life was in the revolution of 1979 and it is kind of like an autobiography of herself. The context is wellwriten and I would recommend it to many people.
posted Oct 28, 2006 at 3:17PM
sahar said:
This book is amazing. Its shows how life was in the revolution of 1979 and it is kind of like an autobiography of herself. The context is wellwriten and I would recommend it to many people.
posted Oct 28, 2006 at 3:17PM
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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.
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