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Habibi by Craig Thompson
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Mar 25, 2012

it was amazing
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Habibi is the story of two slaves, Dodola and Zam, who escape bondage and live in a boat in the dessert. They are eventually separated, but both spend the rest of the book longing and searching for the other.

Craig Thompson weaves stories from the Koran with his tale of the modern Middle East. We see people who live the same way as their ancestors in Biblical Times, but we also see the modern Middle East with cars, modern condos and the like. Thompson also explores the rich calligraphy and geometry of Islamic art through the book. He also looks at what it means to be a family, to be intimate, to be selfish and even to be loved. Thompson will show you parts of Middle Eastern Culture you never thought existed.

This is a rich graphic novel that is at times harsh, and a times just beautiful. You need to read this.

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