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A Child in Palestine

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  82 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Naji al-Ali grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in the south Lebanese city of Sidon, where his gift for drawing was discovered by the Palestinian poet Ghassan Kanafani in the late 1950s. Early the following decade he left for Kuwait, embarking on a thirty-year career that would see his cartoons published daily in newspapers from Cairo to Beirut, London ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Verso (first published March 23rd 2009)
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Martin Jurča
Sep 23, 2012 Martin Jurča rated it did not like it
Shelves: english
I am a big fan of Joe Sacco's work. His graphic novel - Palestine - was my introduction to Palestinian question. Because of this, I was very glad to find Naji al-Ali's book, which was endorsed by Joe. Unfortunatelly... It was a mistake...

1.) This is only collection of pictures by Naji al-Ali accompanied with few sentences to explain what is actually (or metaphorically) happening on these illustrations.
2.) There is no insight, argument, history, or logical path which leads you to the conclusion o
Andrés Santiago
Oct 28, 2011 Andrés Santiago rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, politics
an incredible graphic testament of the palestinian struggle. it is understandably one-sided, but moving and poignant nonetheless. particularly insightful are the views on the arab ruling elite, a bit prophetic even, and more relevant than ever after the arab spring uprisings. the author's death in 'suspicious' circumstances makes it all the more relevant. one to keep and treasure
Amanda Jaczkowski
Apr 19, 2014 Amanda Jaczkowski rated it it was amazing
The compilation of Naji Al-Ali's, a Palestinian political cartoonist, political cartoons is wonderful. Paired with captions detailing what was happening when the cartoon was drawn makes this book educational as well. Each chapter is opened with a short introduction to Naji Al-Ali's background, work, and Palestine's situation as a whole.

Book 11/50 of 2014 50 Book Challenge.
Dina Rahajaharison
Feb 10, 2016 Dina Rahajaharison rated it really liked it
'Naji al-Ali remains a hero in the Arab world, in particular to Palestinians, who say his name with the same tenderness with which they mention their great poets.'
Edward Sullivan
An excellent collection of works by the Palestinian political cartoonist from the 1970s and 1980s featuring sharply satirical and poignant commentary on such subjects as Israeli oppression, American middle east policy, criticism of corrupt oppressive governments in the Arab world.
Jan 02, 2013 Bader rated it it was amazing
Naji Al-Ali, Handhalah, and Palestine are nicely presented in this book. Naji Al-Ali is a great artist who had a great cause to draw. His Handhalah is everywhere in the arabic world to that I didn't know that his creator was murdered more than 20 years ago!
Jul 06, 2013 Noha rated it it was amazing
رسومات ناجى العلى و شخصيته الكاريكاتيرية حنظلة :)
افتكرت مريد البرغوثى و قهرته بعد مقتل ناجى
و حكايات رضوى عاشور عنه
الله يرحمك يا ناجى و الله يحرر فلسطين
Jan 11, 2011 Noran rated it it was amazing
Haven't finished it yet, but I have fallen in love with hanthala already!

I have finished it. It is really enlightening. I loved it!
Sally mac
Apr 11, 2012 Sally mac rated it it was amazing
Incredible little book.A must have.
Jake Blieden
a bit eerie and very provocative
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