Persepolis I & II

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ISBN: 9780099523994 Author: Satrapi, Marjane Publisher: Vintage, Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 6th March 2008 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 955.054092 (edition:22) Pages: 343 Language: English Edition: Media tie-in Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

This text tells the story of Marjane Satrapi’s life in Tehran from six to 14, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution & the devastating effects of war with Iraq. Satrapi paints a portrait of daily life in Iran & of the bewildering contradictions between home life & public life.

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The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran’s last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour – raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.

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