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

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

Author: Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
"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: Biographical comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sattouf, Riad.
Arab of the future.
Named Person: Riad Sattouf; Riad Sattouf; Riad Sattouf; Riad Sattouf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riad Sattouf; Sam Taylor
ISBN: 9781627793445 1627793445 1627793518 9781627793513
OCLC Number: 890622561
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Graphic Novel) 2015
Description: volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume [1]. (1978-1984) --
volume 2. (1984-1985) --
volume 3. (1985-1987) --
volume 4. (1987-1992) --
Other Titles: Arabe du futur.
Graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984)
Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984)
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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I tore through two volumes of The Arab of the Future, by Riad Sattouf - it's the most enjoyable graphic novel I've read in a while * Zadie Smith * This is a masterpiece that deserves the widest Read more...

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