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June 25, 2009

An Author's Plea for the People of Iran

Posted by carol
Marjane Satrapi is the author of the memoir Persepolis, in which she recounts growing up in Iran in the 1980s. As our review on says,"Those were particularly turbulent years for Satrapi's native country of Iran, encompassing the overthrow of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (the Shah of Iran), the installation of the Islamic Republic, and the war with Iraq. The story is told entirely through the eyes of Satrapi, the child, and how these events affected her parents, her relatives, her friends, and herself."

We received an email from Marjane that we wanted to share with readers. It's a request from the heart, from one who understands all too well the current crisis that Iran is facing.

Dear Friends:

To all who beleive in freedom and democracy...

Please sign this petition to the United Nations to stop the violence, arrests and torture in Iran.
The situation is really, really bad.

Please forward it to whoever you know.

Best and lots of love,
Marjane Satrapi