Today I’m continuing on with another recommendation of a poignant and informative graphic novel called Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Told in 4 books, Persepolis was separated into 2 books: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, books 1 and 2 and Persepolis: The Story of a Return, books 3 and 4. I decided to read The Complete Persepolis. I’ll link my earlier blog review here. Essentially, Persepolis takes us on a discovery of the Islamic revolution in Iran through the eyes of a young precocious Marjane. We see her grow up and evolve through the revolution. I enjoyed reading about her character and seeing her grow into a young woman who won’t stop fighting for her rights. She’s brilliant and snarky and you’ll be rooting for her and her family until the end. This book is great for readers who want to learn more about the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it effected the people before and after.
Watch Marjane Satrapi talking about Persepolis below.
Watch below a few scenes from Persepolis the film.
The Complete Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi (translated from the French by Mattias Ripa, Blake Ferris, Anjali Singh)
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2 Replies to “24 Books to Christmas – Day 15”
I loved Marjane Satrapi comments regarding how documentary possesses fictional elements as soon as you add storytelling to the facts “….otherwise it doesn’t work” – so true!
….The cliffhanger on that 3:17 minutes of film….!
I know right! You should definitely read it or watch it. Wonderfully recounted!
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