What I Am Reading
The story of a childhood and The story of a return
written by Marjane Satrapi
"Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life."
This one line here drew me into this graphic novel, As someone who has never traveled to Iran it is very hard to put my self in the position have too create to contradicting personas one for public life and the other for home life due to state law. Satrapi is able to do this very successfully with a intimate story that is raw, honest and humorist. With the elegant black and white illustrations that compliment the story true out.
The graphic novel is published by vintage books in London
The movie was made in 2007 their is a trailer below