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The Arab of the future : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984)

Author: Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor
Publisher: New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2015. ©2015
Series: The Arab of the Future.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria--but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation. Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sattouf, Riad.
Arab of the future.
(DLC) 2014041152
(OCoLC)890622561
Named Person: Riad Sattouf
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor
ISBN: 9781627797528 1627797521 9781627793452 1627793453
OCLC Number: 928901209
Language Note: Translated from the French
Notes: Translated from the French.
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Graphic Novel) 2015
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Title: The Arab of the Future.
Other Titles: Arabe du futur.
Responsibility: Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor.

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Brimming with life and dark humour, The Arab of the Future reveals the truth and texture of one eccentric family in an absurd Middle East, and also introduces a master cartoonist in a work destined  Read more...

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