I loved Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. I appreciated Satrapi’s perception of the Iranian Revolution from the view of a child – a perspective of strife that is often denied or ignored many. Her story mirrors that of a friend of mine, whose family fled Iran – they were Baha’i, and there was no place for them in the Islamic Republic. Revolution is hard, sad, and deadly, and even more so because the lies outpace the truth. Satrapi appears to have spent her life as a survivor unflinchingly unveiling those truths, to come to an accord with the complex nature of historical events.
Review by: Holly Winzurk Freewynn, Portland, OR