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Persepolis I & II
by Marjane Satrapi

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CHOSEN BY EMMA WATSON FOR 'OUR SHARED SHELF' FEMINIST BOOK CLUB

The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return

The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

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Persepolis I & II by Marjane Satrapi

CHOSEN BY EMMA WATSON FOR 'OUR SHARED SHELF' FEMINIST BOOK CLUB

The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return

The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.

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Persepolis I & II Reviews


As Iran enters another important period of change...I think this is particularly good time to pick up Persepolis. Satrapi's deceptively simple, almost whimsical drawings belie the seriousness and rich complexity of her story - but its also very funny too -- Emma Watson * Our Shared Shelf *
A revelation...you will remember it for a very long time -- Mark Haddon
Persepolis is a stylish, clever and moving weapon of mass destruction -- David Jenkins * Sunday Telegraph *
The magic of Marjane Satrapi's work is that it can condense a whole country's tragedy into one poignant, funny scene after another -- Natasha Walter * Independent on Sunday *
I cannot praise enough Marjane Satrapi's moving account of growing up as a spirited young girl in revolutionary and war-time Iran. Persepolis is disarming and often humorous but ultimately it is shattering -- Joe Sacco

About Marjane Satrapi


Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including the New Yorker and the New York Times. She is the author of several children's books, as well as the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling memoir Persepolis, which has been translated into twelve languages, and was awarded the first Fernando Bueso Blanco Peace Prize in Spain.

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GOR001267610
Persepolis I & II by Marjane Satrapi
Marjane Satrapi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2008-03-06
352
009952399X
9780099523994
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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