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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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Aug 20, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir-and-biography, comics-graphic-novels

This autobiographical graphic novel relates the experiences of Satrapi's childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The history lesson from the point of view of a child growing up within the country in turmoil was engaging and enlightening, and Satrapi's simple black and white art somehow works rather well with the content matter. Her young illustrated self is a riot, and I chuckled at her candor and bravado as often as I frowned at the horrible violence and religious bigotry and fundamentalism that went on around the young girl.

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