Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
“Persepolis” is the memoir of Marjane Satrapi, a young Iranian woman, who survives political dictatorship, religious fundamentalism, an eight-year war with a neighboring country, and the most painful of all—a betrayal. But “Persepolis” is not so much a socio-political narrative but the coming of age of a middle-class, precocious girl caught in very challenging circumstances even outside of her country of Iran. And oddly enough, any young woman (or man, for that matter) can relate to her experiences of aloneness, inability to make friends, betrayal, etc. If nothing else, “Persepolis” shows that no matter how different we may be on the outside, within, we are all the same as we all long for stability, freedom, family and most of all—love.
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