Between Persepolis and Oliver Twist, this is a story about street kids in the heart of Iran.
A small group of children wander the streets of Teheran.They are dirty and poorly dressed. Their stomachs are empty and their eyes are full of rage: life has dealt them a bad hand, it has seen them born poor and lonely, into a reality where it is better not to trust grown-ups.They live for the day, slaves to a man and a woman who use them as beggars and thieves. There’s no god or destiny to protect them, just their ability to make decisions in the blink of an eye, a gun that changes hands and a flock of crows that seems to follow them everywhere.Ninna nanna a Teheran offers a portrait of modern Iran, created by an Iranian woman who, working and living abroad, has learned to recognize the beauties and the grey areas of her country with great objectivity. A story of daily despair and pitiless revenge, looking deep into these children who grew up too quickly to find their most precious treasure: their raging innocence.
Selected for the 54th edition of the Bologna Ragazzi Award with special mention in the Comics-YA section.
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Nassim Honaryar (Teheran, 1976) lives between Iran and Italy, working in the world of painting and animation, and pays particular attention to social themes and the problems of her homeland. This is her first book.