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Author Al-Ali, Naji
Title A child in Palestine : the cartoons of Naji al-Ali / [Naji al-Ali] ; introduction by Joe Sacco
Imprint London ; New York : Verso Books, 2009
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  956.94054 AL101 2009    AVAILABLE  -  30500101377193
Descript ix, 117 p. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm
Note 1. Palestine -- 2. Human rights -- 3. US dominance, oil and Arab collusion -- 4. The peace process -- 5. Resistance
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 to Paris. Independent and unaligned to any political party, Naji al-Ali strove to speak to and for the ordinary Arab people. The pointed satire of his stark, symbolic cartoons brought him widespread renown. For the first time in book form, A Child in Palestine presents the work of Naji al-Ali. Through his most celebrated creation, the witness-child Handala (Hanthala), al-Ali chronicles the Israeli occupation, the corruption of the regimes in the region, and the plight of the Palestinian people
Subject Al-Ali, Naji
Political cartoons
Artists -- Palestine -- Biography
Palestinian Arabs -- Comic books, strips, etc
Middle East -- Politics and government -- Comic books, strips, etc
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Comic books, strips, etc
Politics and culture -- Arab countries
Alt Author Sacco, Joe
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