Persepolis

The Story of a Childhood

Unknown Binding

English language

Published June 7, 2004 by Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media.

ISBN:
9780606309967
OCLC Number:
149180738

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4 stars (9 reviews)

A graphic novel autobiography of Marjane Satrapi and her time growing up both in Iran and abroad as an immigrant.

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4 stars

I found this at the public library, and I read it in one night. It was amazing. The narrative was excellent. There is a combination of sweet, humor, and moving that makes for a great memoir as well as a history lesson. As a reader, I was not too happy that her parents did not choose to leave the country when things were turning for the worse. Sure, the Shah was bad, but as history showed, the clerics and their fundamentalist revolution turned out to be worse. Talk about jumping from the frying pan to the fire. However, the book not only looks at the events from her point of view as a child, but it also teaches you a history lesson. I do recommend this, and I will be reading the sequel. In fact, I read it so fast that I did not get time to add it here …

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Subjects

  • Women
  • Biography / Autobiography