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A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return

Author: Zeina Abirached
Publisher: New York : Graphic Universe, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Graphic : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and her little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Lebanon
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Graphic, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zeina Abirached
ISBN: 9781575059419 157505941X
OCLC Number: 875992469
Description: 188 pages : chiefly illustrations
Responsibility: Zeina Abirached.

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When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and her little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safehome. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood recollections of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.

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