Rivaling Maus in global cultural importance, Persepolis is a female-written triumph of monochromatic art and an exposé on the importance of cultural communication. This graphic novel, a French language autobiographical work by Marjane Satrapi, is one of the most important graphic novels ever published. It revolves around the story of Satrapi’s childhood, growing up in Iran during the lead-up to the Islamic Revolution. A fantastic feminist graphic novel and a greatly humanizing picture of an often conflict-ridden, willfully misunderstood region, Persepolis has been rightly translated into several languages. It’s a truly global world, and it’s a big win for Satrapi and those who come after: some stories just need to be told.
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