Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi cover,  a portrait of a girl in a hijab

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi

New York, Pantheon, 2003

6" x 8.8"

Wilson Library, University of Minnesota Libraries

Persepolis tells the story of author Marjane Satrapi's life in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, detailing her childhood and her adult life after the revolution. The black-and-white comic shows the stark differences Satrapi finds between her home life and public life. Satrapi illustrates the events of the revolution through the eyes of a child, giving the reader a story that is both personal and political.


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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood