25
Oct

She grew up during Iran’s Islamic revolution. Today, artist Marjane Satrapi feels conflicted her memoir is ‘more accurate than ever’

Iranian-French artist Marjane Satrapi was 10 when wearing the veil became compulsory at the non-religious, French-speaking school she attended in Tehran. Previously, boys and girls were taught together, but she was soon also separated from her male friends in the name of a cultural revolution instigated by revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.