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Persepolis

From Persepolis, a graphic novel (turned into a film) by Iranian author Marjane Satrapi about growing up in Iran before and after the revolution, and her eventual exile - highly recommended.

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Marjane Satrapi:  Persepolis, Embroideries

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Marjane Satrapi - Iranian-born French contemporary graphic novelist, illustrator, animated film director, and children's book author.

"Persepolis" 2007. A great, and totally original, foreign animated memoir about a girl's growing up during the Islamic Revolution. Surprisingly funny considering its subject matter. True art.

"Persepolis"- Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi A great, and totally original, foreign animated memoir about a girl's growing up during the Islamic Revolution. Surprisingly funny considering its subject matter.

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Persepolis

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6. In The Complete Persepolis Marjane feels like an outsider because she does not believe in wearing the veil which her country has made mandatory by law. She herself is a deeply religious child, having conversations with God and dreams of becoming a prophet. Yet, her family is very modern and does not live by a strict religious code.

Persepolis

Sample frame from Persepolis--Iranian girl in Black & White illustration

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