Told from a young girl's perspective, Marzena Sowa's memoir of a childhood shaped by politics feels remarkably fresh and immediate. Structured as a series of vignettes that build on one another, Marzi is a compelling and powerful coming-of-age story that portrays the harsh realities of life behind the Iron Curtain while maintaining the everyday wonders and curiosity of childhood.
Marzena Sowa was born in Stalowa Wola, Poland. As a young girl she dreamt about living in France, free from communist rule. Marzi is her first graphic novel created in collaboration with artist and partner Sylvain Savoia..