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The Arab of the future. 2 : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985)
The Arab of the future. 2 : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985)
Sattouf, Riad2016
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Riad, now settled in his father's hometown, gets to go to school, where he dedicates himself to becoming a true Syrian in the country of the dictator Hafez Al-Assad. Told simply yet with devastating effect, Riad's story takes in the sweep of politics, religion, and poverty, but is steered by acutely observed small moments: the daily sadism of his schoolteacher, the lure of the black market, with its menu of shame and subsistence, and the obsequiousness of his father in the company of those close to the regime. As the family strains to fit in, a chilling, barbaric act drives the Sattoufs to make the most dramatic of changes. Darkly funny and piercingly direct, The Arab of the Future, Volume 2 reveals the inner workings of a tormented country and a tormented family, delivered through Riad Saffouf's dazzlingly original talent.
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Brighton LibraryBiography741.569 SATAvailable
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