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Lissa A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution.

Author: Nye, Coleman; Bao, Sarula; Brewer, Caroline; Hamdy, Sherine
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education 2017.
Series: EthnoGRAPHIC.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anna is the daughter of Americans working in Cairo. But she feels more at home with the humble family of her friend Layla, who lives in the doorman's shack adjacent to Anna's apartment building. As the women grow up, their unlikely friendship is put to the test as they each face a family health crisis. Gulfs of misunderstanding emerge, as Anna deals with her family history of breast cancer, and Layla makes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Additional Physical Format: Hamdy, Sherine, 1975-
Lissa.
(CaOONL)20179035983
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nye, Coleman; Bao, Sarula; Brewer, Caroline; Hamdy, Sherine
ISBN: 9781487593476 1487593473 9781487593483 1487593481
OCLC Number: 974672218
Awards: Winner of Prose Award for Cultural Anthropology and Sociology 2018 (United States)
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Foreword: Lissa: A Still Life in Motion by Paul Karasik Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution Afterword: Comics and Ethnography by George Marcus Appendix 1: Timeline of the Egyptian Revolution Appendix 2: Teaching Lissa: Reading Guide and Theoretical Context Appendix 3: Making Lissa: ethnoGRAPHIC Fieldnotes
Series Title: EthnoGRAPHIC.

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As Anna and Layla reckon with illness, risk, and loss in different ways, they learn the power of friendship and the importance of hope.  Read more...

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Lissa is an eminently teachable text, and it was clearly designed with the classroom in mind. -- Christine Sargent, <EM>Anthropology Book Forum Read more...

 
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