Marjane Satrapi, una de las artistas iraníes más aclamadas, galardonada con varios premios entre los que destacan el Premio al Autor Revelación 2001 y Mejor Guión 2002 en el Festival Internacional de Cómoc de Angoulème, nos ofrece un relato autobiográfico sobre su infancia en Irán, que es a su vez un excelente testimonio histórico de un pueblo y una época. Gracias a su...more
They provide a rather accurate depiction of key events that have shaped Iran since the years leading up to the revolution to the present day. Not only are the books historically accurate, but they have succeeded in capturing elements of contemporary Iranian society; personal battles between traditional and modern values, the government's implementation of conservative policies and the resistance of the people, the struggles of the youth of Iran, and the political currents that have polarised society, to name a few.
I believe Marjane Satrapi has skillfully condensed a complex string of events into a readable, concise, entertaining graphic novel, providing a highly accessible means of understanding a generally poorly understood part of the world a little better.(less)
I wish there were some mechanism on Goodreads to occasionally give a book more than five stars. Something to indicate when you think a book is more than merely excellent. Like for every 100 books you review, you earn the right to give one ...more
This edition as the name indicates, collects the complete run of “Persepolis”.
Creator, Writer & Illustrator: Marjane Satrapi
I remember the days when we traveled around Europe, it was enough to carry an Iranian passport. They rolled out the red carpet. We were rich before. Now as soon as they learn our nationality, they go through everything, as though we were all terrorists. They treat us as though we have the plague.
~Full review ~ 4.5 stars
Things I didn't know before : The Complete Persepolis was originally written in French. Way to feel dumb as shit in the (French) bookstore, I assure you.
Things I know now : Marjane Satrapi, as a French-Iranian, can't enter the US now. But hey, it's for your "security", all that shit.***
*** I just learned that French-Iranian had been authorized to go to the US with a Visa.
Favorite quote from the whole collection : "As time passed, I grew increasingly aware of the ...more
I wanted to be Justice, Love and the Wrath of God all in one.
An incredibly funny, insightful and moving story told through the form of a graphic novel. This book serves as a memoir of the author, Marjane Satrapi. It is about a brave, young woman in 1980's Iran.
This book highlights the struggles that the Iranian people have had to go through. The changes in their culture, the forming of an Islamic Revolution and its aftermath; Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's childhood. It documents ...more
My first memories of Iraq and Iran consist of mixing the names up, having nothing more than the vague knowledge from television talkers that someone was fighting someone and we, the United States, were fighting everyone. Persia was where my best friend in first grade was from, a place she once told me didn't exist anymore before she changed schools in third grade and we completely lost contact with each other. The intervening years between then and now filled up with reports of war and ...more
Most readers are unlikely to be really conversant in 20th Iranian political history and it is absolutely fascinating to be ...more
This is another important story from a region with lots of important stories to tell. The theme is that we are all people even though we are often defined by our government, media, religion, etc. We cannot truly know who someone is without meeting them in person. It is also interesting to ...more
My very first graphic memoir and wow… what a read ! Clever, funny and very informative .:). Marjane gives us a glimpse into the day to day life of someone living in an extremely oppressive regime, but she does it with so much humour and satire. I have so much love for her Grandma.I wish she had written a memoir too.
"I have always thought that if women's hair posed so many problems, God would certainly have made us bald."
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This is so much more than just a politically relevant story. It's a story of one specific person in 1970s Iran, not of every Iranian woman, and it never tries to be everyone's story. Marjane Satrapi owns up to her mistakes in life, to her darker side. She has flaws and she allows her memoir to explore ...more
It almost reads like a dystopian novel with the repressive government. That has always felt so terrible to me. It seems against God to force people to conform when we are meant to be a garden of varieties and differences. Freedom is not easy ...more
My mother left...more
I finished this book in one sitting. I normally don't write reviews but this book is amazingly good and is worth all the hype. It has a lot of humour, compassion and heartbreaks. I absolutely loved Marjane as the little rebellious girl who spoke her mind, as the girl who lost her way and couldn't hold her dignity, as the girl who came back and proved herself, and also as the writer who has written this book so beautifully. To have lived in such oppression ...more
The language is simple, blunt and effective. It highlighted the danger and recklessness when religion (Islam, in this case) is interpreted in ones ...more
-Brilliant, this was so much more than what I expected. I knew I'd enjoy Persepolis but I had no idea that I'd find a story about a girl (Marji) growing up in Iran at the time of the Islamic Revolution so immersive, gripping, relatable and moving. It was simple yet powerful.
-Marji's struggles in Iran were portrayed so well, I believed everything I was reading. One of the main issues I have with fact based or autobiographical novels is that I always feel things are ...more
Here it is, I think that it is more appropriate that you hear from someone who knows more:
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Satrapi grew up in Tehran in a family which was involved with communist and socialist movements in Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution. She ...more
Other books in the series
Are my trousers long enough?
Is my veil in place?
Can my make-up be seen?
Are they going to whip me?
No longer asks herself:
Where is my freedom of thought?
Where is my freedom of speech?
My life, is it liveable?
What's going on in the political prisons?”