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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; Two Roads Entertainment (Firm),
Publisher: London : Two Roads, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView 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: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Riad Sattouf; Riad Sattouf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor; Two Roads Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 1627793445 9781473638112 1473638119 9781627793445
OCLC Number: 1008178077
Notes: Originally publshed in France in 2014 by Allary Éditions. First published in English by Metropolitan Books, New York, 2015.
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Graphic Novel) 2015
Description: 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Arabe du futur.
Responsibility: Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor.
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