“Persepolis is a stylish, clever and moving weapon of mass destruction.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
A superbly written and illustrated account of the devastation and destruction of lives wrought by a revolution and a war that no one really understood.
Marjane Satrapi illustrates how her life as a normal school going kid changed overnight because of the war. She and her friends had to wear a veil, watch what they said, how they walked, who they spoke to and basically give up everything they had taken for granted till then!
When she was sent away to Vienna to wait out the worst of the war, it was a different kind of suffering. No one knew her and there wasn’t anyone she could share her experiences with who would empathize.