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Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” is an emotional and enlightening graphic memoir

Paperback cover of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

I finished Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis this week and it was fantastic. Much like Art Spiegelman’s The Complete MAUS, comics have proven once again to be an effective and emotive means of telling personal narratives. This graphic memoir is packed with humour and wit but also full of heartbreaking tragedy, violent horrors and conflicts against rage-inducing oppressive ideals.