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A Child in Palestine

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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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Andrés Santiago
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
Martin Jurča
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
Amanda Jaczkowski
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.
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!
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
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!
Ali Albadri
خمسة نجوم, لناجي العلي ولفلسطين ولحنظلة ولجو ساكو على التقديم الرائع للرسومات
Sally mac
Incredible little book.A must have.
Jake Blieden
a bit eerie and very provocative
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