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Marjane Satrapi
Birth date: November 22, 1969
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Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it 4 months ago
I needed to fill in the "book about/by an immigrant or refugee" prompt on the Pop Sugar challenge, so I picked up the combined version of Persepolis I and II. I have been meaning to read this for a long time, but just never got around to it. I am so glad I made the time to read it this weekend - alt...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 months ago
At the age of 6, she was sure she was the last prophet. When I read this, it put a smile on my face, this was a girl who had a dream, she saw the world around her and saw her place in it. This was Satrapi, an Iranian girl who lived in Iran before the revolution. When at the age at 10, she was told t...
Merle rated it 6 months ago
A graphic-novel-style memoir about the author's childhood during the Iranian Revolution, this book seems written largely to educate Westerners about Iran. It is an episodic story focusing on how current events affected the author and her progressive family. This focus seems to have worked well for m...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 7 months ago
Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. I love that this is told from Satrapi's point of view. It allows us to see a child's perspective of life during a revolution. There are vast differences between her home life and public life. We see how it ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 11 months ago
The Complete Persepolis - which I think actually compiles two novels, Persepolis and its sequel Persepolis 2 - is an autobiographical graphic novel telling the story of Marjane, a girl who grows up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The story, as Satrapi mentions in her preface, is in part a cor...
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