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A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return (Single Titles) - Zeina Abirached
A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return (Single Titles)
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When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut... show more
When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic evening in the one place they hoped they would always be safeā€”home. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood memories of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781575059419 (157505941X)
ASIN: 157505941X
Publisher: Graphic Universe
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it
4.0 A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Live, To Return by Zeina Abirached
In ways that traditional books cannot, graphic novels seem to have the ability to express difficult things so that they cannot be dismissed. This book brings to life the realities of war from the eyes of a child, so in many ways it is simple and straightforward. It's just one day, just one room, and...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return (Single Titles)
Another remarkable graphic memoir. In this French import, the civil war in Lebanon in the 1980s is seen through the eyes of a child. The black-and-white illustrations are reminiscent of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis.
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