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The Arab of the future 2 : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985)

Author: Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books ; Henry Holt & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Riad has settled in his father's hometown of Horms and 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, Riad's 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical comics
Graphic novels
Graphic books
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Riad Sattouf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor
ISBN: 9781627793513 1627793518
OCLC Number: 953161572
Language Note: Translation from the French of: Arabe du futur.
Description: 154 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Arabe du futur.
Arab of the future two
Graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985)
Childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985)
Responsibility: Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor.

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Riad has settled in his father's hometown of Horms and 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, Riad's 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 the family strains to fit in, one chilling, barbaric act drives the Sattoufs to make the most dramatic of changes.

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