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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return - Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh

In this volume, the war in Iran is over, and after several generally unhappy and difficult years in Austria, Marjane decides to go home. As expected, she struggles with fitting in in Tehran—she did not experience the war years, she must stay covered in public, and women have few rights. But she makes friends, goes to school, and marries. And then leaves for France at the age of 24.

This volume is not as strong as the first, but then the events occurring  are not as dangerous either. The black and white illustration still works well. There are definitely some absurd situations, especially revolving around her time in art school.