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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: FRA AUTOBIO SAT2015
Title: The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984
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Personal name: Sattouf, Riad
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009571 checked in 2019-05-23 21:23:35

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Autobiographical
International Standard Book Number: 9781627793445
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Metropolitan Books
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2015
Other physical details: paperback
Volume number/sequential designation: Volume 1
Summary, etc. note: 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 trail of his mismatched parents; his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. And hold they do, though food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and with locks banned, the Sattoufs come home one day to discover another family occupying their apartment. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult… Jewish. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace. Brimming with life and dark humor, 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 to stand alongside Maus and Persepolis.
Expansion of summary note: Franco-Syrian, French, France, BIPOC, people of colour, own voices, PoC, Middle East, Syrian, childhood memoir, Libya, France, Middle East politics, family, childhood, coming of age, humour
Method of acquisition: Purchase
Date of acquisition: May, 2019
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