Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Comics/Graphic Novels

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The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

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    Childhood in Iran is difficult for Marji. The country undergoes several upheavals of religion, government, schooling, jailings, bombings and ideas. Through it all is the story of a little girl trying to grow up free in a repressive atmosphere and a country that is never quite certain of its ground. This is a fine graphic novel that shows in sometimes horrifying detail what life is like for another culture. A potent and well-written memoir.