Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2) by Marjane Satrapi

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Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane 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. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.

Title : Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
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ISBN : 037571457X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 153 pages


Anne rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2015

I knew a little about Iran. Not much, but a little. I knew it had been through a lot of changes, and that most of those changes had been steps backward when it came to personal freedom. Here's a cool little 1 minute video that gives you a visual look at some of the changes in style, if you're inte...

Nat rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2016

Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It was an eye-opening, heartbreaking and thought provoking book— I had many thoughts and feelings while reading, so much so that I had to put it down multiple times to take a breather. I was in a haze for...

Bookshop rated it ★★★★★

July 29, 2007

They are among the rare books that I give a 5 which means: a. they will come with me wherever I go b. I will read them again and again until I remember every single sentence c. I will not lend them to people :p. Tita introduced me to these books. I have been very interested on Iran and was even conte...

Mohammed rated it ★★★★★

May 30, 2017

A story about a very sweet lovable rebellious young girl from Iran.. No,'s a story of a free family under tyrant rule.. A story of once great country,Kingdom that retreat 1000 years back. Marjane has dreams.. Dreams of Good life, Good deed, equality, prospect, freedom. Then came the revoluti...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2015

Find all of my reviews at: Of all the banned books I’ve read over the years, THIS one might be the one that I really can’t figure out a reason for banning. There have been some selections that my children aren’t quite old enough to read or fully understand, but...

Giulia rated it ★★★★☆

December 25, 2016

4.5 stars I went into Persepolis with all the ignorance of an European girl born in the '90s. With all the ignorance of someone who sees war and conflict from afar, who is been used to being safe her whole life - because war just doesn't happen around here. Because we may send our soldiers to figh...

Pramod rated it ★★★★☆

July 18, 2015

“In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself.” – Advice to Marjane’s f...

Rachel Reads Ravenously rated it ★★★★☆

June 05, 2017

4 stars! So in an effort to diversify my reading (aka read something other than romance for once) I joined the Goodreads group Our Shared Shelf, a feminist book club run by Emma Watson. With the recent political climate in the US, I wanted a way to expand my mind and find other readers to relate...

Tatiana rated it ★★★☆☆

January 11, 2010

"Persepolis" is a widely acclaimed memoir/graphic novel, it was rated highly by several of my fellow readers and therefore I've had my eye on it for a while. Sadly, now, after reading this book, I am a little underwhelmed by it. As a graphic novel, it is a notable work. The cartoonish style of the...

Paul rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2009

Well, having read the book, I went also to see the film last night. But I will probably not wish to go to see the musical or buy the soundtrack of the musical with specially commissioned songs by Sting and Bono and Madonna and Cher and several other rock stars who only have one name, all their ot...

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