Description - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, "Persepolis" tells the story of Marjanes Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of teh the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken child of Marxists, with 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. Amidst the tragedy, Marjane's child's eye view adds imediacy and humour, and her story of a childhood at opnce outrageous and ordinary, beset by the unthinkable and yet buffered by an extraordinary and loving family, is immensely moving. It is also very beautiful; Satrapi's drawings have the power of the very best woodcuts.
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(240mm x 162mm x 19mm)
Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Marjane Satrapi
Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration. She has written several children's books and her commentary and illustrations appear in newspapers and magazines around the world, including the New Yorker and the New York Times. She is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2. She currently lives in Paris.