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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return - Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
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In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In... show more
In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging.Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she and her country have undergone in her absence and her shame at what she perceives as her failure in Austria. Marjane allows her past to weigh heavily on her until she finds some like-minded friends, falls in love, and begins studying art at a university. However, the repression and state-sanctioned chauvinism eventually lead her to question whether she can have a future in Iran.As funny and poignant as its predecessor, Persepolis 2 is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up—here compounded by Marjane’s status as an outsider both abroad and at home—it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375714665 (0375714669)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Persepolis (#2)
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4.0 Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
In this volume, the war in Iran is over, and after several generally unhappy and difficult years in Austria, Marjane decides to go home. As expected, she struggles with fitting in in Tehran—she did not experience the war years, she must stay covered in public, and women have few rights. But she make...
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4.0 Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
I was surprised by the number of bad reviews for this. I thought it was great. If you're expecting a basic reiteration of the first book, then you'll be disappointed. The first book was captivating for somewhat different reasons. It told the story of the Islamic Revolution through a child's eyes. Th...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it
I was awaiting eagerly the possibility to read Persepolis 2: Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi, the second volume of her autobiography in the form of graphic novels.In Persepolis, we left Marjane as she was about to leave Iran for Austria to attend a French secondary school. As Persepolis 2 opens...
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
4.0 Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Great follow-up to Persepolis, as Marjane spends time in Europe and returns to Iran. Emotional and moving, I felt for her struggles as complemented by her graphic art style.
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