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Guardian & Observer reviews
An award-winning account of a girl growing up in Iran during the Revolution. "Brings home the effects of war and oppression on ordinary people as powerfully as "Maus"." "Borderline".
Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. This title paints a portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life.