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The Complete Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi [in AsianWeek]

 

PersepolisAlready a bestseller in France, where it was first published, Satrapi’s achievement is capturing her childhood in spare comic book images that speak utter volumes. Satrapi, whose great-grandfather was a Persian emperor, recalls her life as an outspoken young girl living a bewildered existence in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution with her Marxist parents, her beloved uncle who was murdered by the so-called authorities, and her God who resembles Karl Marx.

Click here to read my interview with Marjane Satrapi for The Bloomsbury Review.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, May 30, 2003

Readers: Young Adult, Adult

Published: 2003 (United States)

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