Marjane Satrapi's comic strip memoir, Vol. 2
August 31, 2004
Part one of Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic
novel [Persepolis (Pantheon,
2003) - see excerpt]
found her surviving war, the Islamic Revolution, religious oppression
and the execution of several close friends.
2 (Pantheon, 2004)]
covers less traumatic events, it's also more subtle and, in some
ways, more moving. Sent by her liberal, intellectual parents
from Tehran to Vienna to get an education and escape the religious
police, rebellious but vulnerable teenage Satrapi learns about
secular freedom's pitfalls. -- Publishers Weekly
Excerpt from Persepolis
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