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The Arab of the future 2 a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985)
Title:
The Arab of the future 2 a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985)
Publication Information:
New York : Metropolitan Books ; Henry Holt & Company, 2016.
ISBN:
9781627793513
Physical Description:
154 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Language Note:
Translated from the French
Added Title:
Arabe du futur.
Abstract:
Riad has settled in his fathers hometown of Horms, gets to go to school, where he dedicates himself to becoming a true Syrian in the country of the dictator Hafez Al-Assad. Told simply yet with devastating effect, Riads story takes in the sweep of politics, religion, and poverty, but is steered by acutely observed small moments: the daily sadism of his schoolteacher, the lure of the black market, with its menu of shame and subsistence, and the obsequiousness of his father in the company of those close to the regime. As family strains to fit in, one chilling, barbaric act drives the Sattoufs to make the most dramatic of changes.
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