Persepolis 2

Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
Marjane Satrapi
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Feb 18, 2022

Persepolis 2 is a continuation of the story of Marjane Satrapi’s life during the Iran-Iraq war. Marjane has left Iran for her new life in Vienna; she’s miles from the war, but now she must fight to find a sense of belonging. She is safe outside of Iran, but Marjane misses her life at home. When she finally returns to Iran, she must confront the changes to her home. She’s happy to be reunited with her loved ones, but she must decide if she can have a future in Iran, where repression now governs. This graphic novel definitely took on a darker tone than the first one, but I enjoyed that the themes were age-appropriate for the different parts of Satrapi’s life. Like its predecessor, this installment was educational and very entertaining.

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Taylor E.

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