Now in one volume, both parts of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's brilliant memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution.
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.
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