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Persepolis Volume 1: The Story Of A Childhood

Persepolis Volume 1: The Story Of A Childhood

Product Review (submitted on March 8, 2012):
Maybe it's because of our closeness in age, but the power behind this autobiography of a young girl growing up in Iran during a cultural revolution that leads to oppression really hit the mark. I mean, when I was in middle school, I thought my life was miserable, but at least I wasn't living under Islamic fundamentalist oppression. You technically can't call this a comic since Satrapi's artwork is more iconic than narrative, but it works in ways more powerful than traditional, sequential comic art could.