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Persepolis is an autobiographical comic-book style novel written by Marjane Satrapi. The story reflects her childhood and family events in Iran during and after the Iranian Revolution of the 1980's. Time magazine listed Persepolis among the Best Comix of 2003. The book was originally written in French and was later translated to English by Blake Ferris. The graphics were mostly created by Marjan Satrapi and are all executed in black and white.

Publisher: Pantheon Books
Format: Graphic Novel
Publication date: (US Edition) 2004, 2004, 2005
Number of Issues: 2
Writer(s): Marjane Satrapi
Artist(s): Marjane Satrapi
ISBN#: ISBN-0-224-08039-3

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Author:  Marjane Satrapi
Genre:  Comics & Graphic Novels, Autobiography
Format:  Graphic novel
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review by . May 07, 2008
Persepolis 1 & 2
Before the movie and before the Cannes Films Festival ravings, Persepolis was an acclaimed comic book and a great story about family loyalty, youthful courage, culture shock and repressive government. The Persepolis comic books (there are two of them) are a wonderful way to learn about history and culture - in this case an autobiography of a young, outspoken Iranian girl and her coming of age before, during and after the Iranian Revolution. The author, Marjane Satrapi, does a good job integrating …
review by . December 04, 2007
Pros: Real story, Interesting point of view, Easy to read     Cons: Ending left me hanging     The Bottom Line: A beautifully written story of a girl during the Islamic Revolution, Persepolis is easy to read, but not as easy to forget.     I've never been one to keep up with current or historical events, something I've always been a little ashamed of but don't really know how to change. Sure, I watch the news, read the paper, and participate …
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