In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.
Intensely personal, profoundly political, & wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up & a reminder of the human cost of war & political repression.
"You've never seen anything like Persepolis—the intimacy of a memoir, the irresistability of a comic book, & the political depth of a the conflict between fundamentalism & democracy. Marjane Satrapi may have given us a new genre."