On January 16, 1979, the last Iranian Shah flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt. He never returns and a new religious government takes his place. The western world may have a difficult time seeing Iran beyond news about sanctions and activists jailed. However, the country is based on a culture thousands of years old and still holds a people with deep passions and worldly awareness. This is Marjane Satrapi’s world in her memoir graphic novel, Persepolis. Its pages show the wold of Satrapi growing up in the middle of Iranian Revolution as the Shah fled and a new world defended on her and her family. The book has won countless awards and recognitions for Satrapi’s masterfully portrayal of people caught in the middle of a changing world.
Book Title: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return
Book Author: Marjane Satrapi
ISBN Number: 009952399X
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