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A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

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.

Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.

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“Delectable. . . Dances with drama and insouciant wit.” – The New York Times Book Review

“A stunning graphic memoir hailed as a wholly original achievement in the form. There’s still a startling freshness to the book. It won’t age. In inky shadows and simple, expressive lines— reminiscent of Ludwig Bemelmans’s “Madeline”—Satrapi evokes herself and her schoolmates coming of age in a world of protests and disappearances . . . A stark, shocking impact.” — Parul Sehgal, “The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years” The New York Times

“A dazzlingly singular achievement. . . . Striking a perfect balance between the fantasies and neighborhood conspiracies of childhood and the mounting lunacy of Khomeini''s reign, she''s like the Persian love child of Spiegelman and Lynda Barry.” – Salon

“A brilliant and unusual graphic memoir. . . . [Told] in a guileless voice . . . accompanied by a series of black-and-white drawings that dramatically illustrate how a repressive regime deforms ordinary lives.”– Vogue

"Odds are, you’ll be too busy being entertained to realize how much you’ve learned until you turn the last page.”– Elle.com

“[A] self-portrait of the artist as a young girl, rendered in graceful black-and-white comics that apply a childlike sensibility to the bleak lowlights of recent Iranian history. . . . [Her] style is powerful; it persuasively communicates confusion and horror through the eyes of a precocious preteen.” – Village Voice

" This is an excellent comic book, that deserves a place with Joe Sacco and even Art Spiegelman. In her bold black and white panels, Satrapi eloquently reasserts the moral bankruptcy of all political dogma and religious conformity; how it bullies, how it murders, and how it may always be ridiculed by individual rebellions of the spirit and the intellect." --Zadie Smith, author of The Autograph Man and White Teeth 

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You''ve never seen anything like Persepolis—the intimacy of a memoir, the irresistability of a comic book, and the political depth of a the conflict between fundamentalism and democracy. Marjane Satrapi may have given us a new genre."
--Gloria Steinem

I grew up reading the Mexican comics of Gabriel Vargas, graduated to the political teachings of Rius, fell under the spell of Linda Barry, Art Spiegelman, and now I am a fan of Marjane Satrapi. Her stories thrummed in my heart for days. Persepolis is part history book, part Scheherazade, astonishing as only true stories can be. I learned much about the history of Iran, but more importantly, it gave me hope for humanity in these unkind times.
—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street and Caramelo

I thought [ Persepolis] was a superb piece of work, not only for the child''s eye view—the developing child''s eye view—of a society unknown to many of us in the west, and feared and suspected in proportion to being unknown.... Satrap has found a way of depicting human beings that is both simple and immediately comprehensible, AND is almost infinitely flexible. Anyone who''s tried to draw a simplified version of a human face knows how immensely difficult it is not only to give the faces a range of expression, but also to maintain identities from one frame to the next. It''s an enormous technical accomplishment."
--Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

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I cannot praise enough Marjane Satrapi''s moving account of growing up as a spirited young girl in revolutionary and war-time Iran. Persepolis is disarming and often humorous but ultimately it is shattering."
-- Joe Sacco, author of Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde

This witty, moving and illuminating book demonstrates graphically why the future of Iran lies with neither the clerics nor the American Empire.
--Tariq Ali Author of The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity

"I found the work immensely moving with depths of nuance and wisdom that one might never expect to find in a comic book. It’s a powerful, mysterious, enchanting story that manages to reflect a great swath of Iranian contemporary history within the sensitive, intimate tale of a young girl’s coming-of-age. I didn’t want it to end!"
—Diana Abu-Jaber, Author of Crescent and Arabian Jazz

"A rare and chilling memoir that offers every reader a personal, honest portrait of Iran''s recent political and cultural history. Ms. Satrapi''s provocative, graphic narrative of life in Iran before and after the Islamic revolution is an extraordinary testament to the level of human suffering experienced by Iranians tossed from one political hypocrisy to another. Aside from the humanistic dimension, the beautifully minimalist Persepolis gives further evidence of Marjane Satrapi''s sensitivity and superb skill as an artist."
--Shirin Neshat, visual artist/filmmaker

"Readers who have always wanted to look beyond political headlines and CNN''s cliches should plunge into this unique illustrated story. Let Marji be your trusted companion, follow her into the warmth of a Persian home and out along Tehran''s turbulent streets during those heady days of revolution. Persepolis opens a rare door to understanding of events that still haunt America, while shining a bright light on the personal humanity and humor so much alive in Iranian families today."
-- Terence Ward, author of Searching for Hassan

Blending the historical with the personal is not an easy task, to blend the individual with the universal is even more challenging. But Marjane Satrapi has succeeded brilliantly. This graphic novel is a reminder of the human spirit that fights oppression and death, it is a witness to something true and lasting which is more affective than hundreds of news broadcasts.
--Hanan al-Shaykh, author of Women of Sand and Myrhh

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Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman''s Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi''s wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. 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.

Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. Marjane?s child''s-eye-view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.


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A "New York Times Notable Book
A "Time Magazine "Best Comix of the Year"
A "San Francisco Chronicle and "Los Angeles Times Best-seller
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, "Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi''s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. 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.
"Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane''s child''s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, "Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.

About the Author

Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the Lycée Français before leaving for Vienna and then going to Strasbourg to study illustration. She has written several children’s books, and her illustrations appear in newspapers and magazines throughout the world, including The New Yorker and the New York Times. She currently lives in Paris.

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Carey Addis
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Not appropriate for children
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2018
This book should not be an option when searching for “Children’s graphic novels.” The language and content is not appropriate for children. The book might be good but Amazon missed the mark by allowing this to be in a children’s category.
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M. Holbrook
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Laughed and cried reading this book.
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019
I bought this book for my daughter but ended up keeping it for myself. I lived in Iran at the same time as the author did and had a hard time putting the story of what happened into words. When I read this book, I had to stop so many times and remind myself I was no longer... See more
I bought this book for my daughter but ended up keeping it for myself. I lived in Iran at the same time as the author did and had a hard time putting the story of what happened into words. When I read this book, I had to stop so many times and remind myself I was no longer there. Then I would cry because I am not there. Mixed emotions and I am sure many others can relate.
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Artemis825
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Powerful and subtle
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2019
Ordered it for my daughter''s pre-AP english class, looked at the first page and got hooked. I finished it before she did! Such an interesting and powerful story, and the fact that it is conveyed within the sparse structure of a graphic novel add to the force of the... See more
Ordered it for my daughter''s pre-AP english class, looked at the first page and got hooked. I finished it before she did! Such an interesting and powerful story, and the fact that it is conveyed within the sparse structure of a graphic novel add to the force of the narrative. As Americans many of us are often sheltered in our privilege, not truly appreciating the suffering and fear of living in a country you love that is turned inside out by war. When I was 16, I stayed with a Persian family in Austria for a week. I wish I had asked them more about their homeland.
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Adrienne S
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Highly recommend
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2017
This clever book is a kind of a memoir slash graphic novel slash comic book that’s essentially a coming-of-age story about a girl growing up in Iran. I really enjoyed this book and found it really interesting and thought-provoking. Although it sort of appears to... See more
This clever book is a kind of a memoir slash graphic novel slash comic book that’s essentially a coming-of-age story about a girl growing up in Iran.

I really enjoyed this book and found it really interesting and thought-provoking. Although it sort of appears to be a light-hearted read, it gets into some serious stuff at times and really gives you some perspective.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to both young adult readers and adults alike.
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Neurotech
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Horrible and disturbing required high school read
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
This book was required reading for my high achool child in IIB English. It is very descriptive of torture and abuse in Iran. It is very distressing to a young mind to be introduced to the atrocities of Iranian crime and punishment. I am shocked that this awful book was... See more
This book was required reading for my high achool child in IIB English. It is very descriptive of torture and abuse in Iran. It is very distressing to a young mind to be introduced to the atrocities of Iranian crime and punishment. I am shocked that this awful book was assigned reading.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020
The Book Persepolis, By Marjie Satrapi, caught my eye right away. Uneducated about the Islamic revolution in 1980, I saw this book and knew I had to read it. Once the book arrived, I was immediately surprised by the book and the fact that it was a graphic novel. However,... See more
The Book Persepolis, By Marjie Satrapi, caught my eye right away. Uneducated about the Islamic revolution in 1980, I saw this book and knew I had to read it. Once the book arrived, I was immediately surprised by the book and the fact that it was a graphic novel. However, this really excited me because I had always loved reading graphic novels when I was younger. The book had one of the freshest perspectives on writing that I had read in a while. This has been one of the most interesting Memoirs I have ever read. The Memoir is so powerful because of its ability to telling stories through not just words but also pictures, and how it was able to express certain emotions, in ways ordinary books could not. For example, Satrapi uses the Graphic novel sense of the book to express the emotion that you could not see or empathize with through just reading text. Whether Satrapi decides to express happiness or sadness, Through the novel, she expresses the way she felt personally and also gives you a visual, to help put yourself into her shoes. She also gives the reader new insight into the Islamic Revolution and people who lived in Iran. Many people are quick to judge people, and that comes especially true when talking about people during the Islamic Revolution. She makes the reader understand that the people who had to first-hand witness the Islamic Revolution, are no different than ordinary people, just like the reader and even helps you sympathize with the character. Satrapi does a great job at incorporating western fashion, to help show the reader visually that people from who lived in Iran during the Islamic Revolution are just like any ordinary person. This book blew me away, and I look forward to reading the second part of Satrapi’s Persepolis.
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Richard Weems
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Wonderfully brut and honest and profound
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
I am pretty much speechless at the end of reading this. This is a powerful memoir that captures with brutal honesty a child’s view of the horrors of Iran’s cultural revolution and subsequent war with Iraq. It fully appreciates the intricacies and complexities of human... See more
I am pretty much speechless at the end of reading this. This is a powerful memoir that captures with brutal honesty a child’s view of the horrors of Iran’s cultural revolution and subsequent war with Iraq. It fully appreciates the intricacies and complexities of human relations, and presents the awful paradigm of mature or die that so many must be put through, too many of course succumbing to the latter. These stories are told with simple and direct detail, suffused with the sometimes limited, sometimes profound reactions and insights of young Satrapi wending her way through a world that has grown wildly dangerous and irrational, a place that is also, unfortunately, her home. A brilliant book.
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Touching graphic memoir
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2017
Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi''s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. I love that this is told from Satrapi''s point of view. It allows us to see a child''s perspective of life during a revolution. There are vast differences between her home life... See more
Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi''s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
I love that this is told from Satrapi''s point of view. It allows us to see a child''s perspective of life during a revolution. There are vast differences between her home life and public life. We see how it feels for her to witness protests, hear her parents'' worries, deal with loss, and try to decide who she is in the middle of all of this.
The story is touching and sad and also hopeful.
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Carno Polo
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magnificent graphic account of a real life story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2012
Very original format: telling the story of a revolution, a major event in world history, through a graphic story about a little girl coming of age. She is from a middle class family in Tehran and tells us about the fall of the Shah and the rise of the islamic republic...See more
Very original format: telling the story of a revolution, a major event in world history, through a graphic story about a little girl coming of age. She is from a middle class family in Tehran and tells us about the fall of the Shah and the rise of the islamic republic thourgh the eyes of a child. A child who is very aware of what is going on around her and is not afraid to speak up. Through the microstory of her family, her school, her relatives and neighbors we learn a lot about everyday life in Tehran in that period. The book ends with her departure for Austria in 1983 where her parents sent her to be safe from the dangers of war with Iraq and of internal repression. I am looking forward to reading the sequel Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return PS I am not sure why the author chose the title Persepolis for this book, does anyone know?
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Page Turner
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A fantastic read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2007
It does not make sense but Marjane Satrapi''s decision to recount her memoir about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution using a comic strip actually renders the tale more rather than less poignant. Her artwork propels the reader so quickly through the horrors...See more
It does not make sense but Marjane Satrapi''s decision to recount her memoir about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution using a comic strip actually renders the tale more rather than less poignant. Her artwork propels the reader so quickly through the horrors which have accompanied each recent regime change in Iran that the impact is maximised. It also proves to be the right medium to represent the quickened loss of innocence which Satrapi experiences as a result. Satrapi herself is revealed as a spirited teenage rebel not averse to confrontation with her own parents and to her credit these encounters are candidly, and often comically, repeated no matter how self-absorbed they reveal her to have been. This is a must read.
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Scott Payne
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Profound read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2021
Another great book to start with if you want to get into reading like me. Beautifully and visually depicts life of a young girl in war torn Iran and really makes you think of your own privilege.
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penny
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Good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2019
Bought as present for a friend and she said it was brilliant :)
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Guy
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Without doubt a classic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2015
Persepolis has always been a favourite. So simple in its comic style telling a tale so deep. Great read for anyone looking for that ''something different'' and will leave you wanting to read the second part.
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