Posted on August 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Marjane Satrapi's memoir Persepolis has been back in the spotlight a fair amount recently, for both good and not-so-good reasons.
The graphic novel recounts what it was like for Satrapi to grow up in Iran during the 1979 revolution and the years that followed.
So, unsurprisingly, some of the less-cheerful reasons that it regained attention was the tragic case of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, who was detained over how she wore a head covering and died in custody in 2022.
But more recently, Persepolis came back in the spotlight for the simple reason that its English translation turns twenty this year — and so a new anniversary edition is coming out, too, with a special introduction by the author.
NPR takes a look back at Persepolis over the years.
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