Girl, Expatriated

In the sequel to an acclaimed graphic novel, an Iranian author goes secular

Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian expatriate, was embraced by the comic-book world when her graphic novel Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood was published in English last year. Her autobiographical tale of a restless girlhood during the Islamic revolution in Iran, told in stark black and white, drew comparisons to Art Spiegelman and his Pulitzer-prizewinning Maus. This month Satrapi is back with her next installment, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. Part one found Satrapi and her family facing and surviving war, revolution, religious oppression and the execution of several loved ones. Part two begins with Satrapi, 14, leaving religious Iran...

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