About Marjane Satrapi

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Marjane Satrapi (Persian: مرجان ساتراپی[mæɾˈʤɒːn(-e) sɒːtɾɒːˈpiː]; born 22 November 1969) is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author. Her best-known works include the comic book Persepolis and its film adaptation, the graphic novel Chicken with Plums, and the Marie Curie biopic Radioactive.

Biography

Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran. She grew up in Tehran in a middle-class Iranian family. Both her parents were politically active and supported Marxist causes against the monarchy of the last Shah. When the Iranian Revolution took place in 1979, they were oppressed by the Muslim fundamentalists who took power.

During her youth, Satrapi was exposed to the growing brutalities of the …Read more on Wikipedia