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هذه القصة تجري

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Language: 
Title in English: 
It happened in…
Author: 
Mazen Kerbaj
Illustrator: 
Mazen Kerbaj
Illustrations: 
Black and white
Place of publication: 
Beirut
Country: 
Publisher: 
Dar al-Adab
Year of publication: 
2010
Pages: 
78 p.
Size: 
32 x 24 cm
ISBN: 
978-9953-89-193-4
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Here are five parallel stories of contemporary Lebanese life, told in black and white comic strip, each with four panels to a page, with the text in Lebanese Arabic. Here are Phoenicians talking politics, posh ladies chatting in a fancy café, a graphic novelist “classical yet modern” looking for inspiration, and a taxi driver who only ever drives the same route, people from Beirut, Tel Aviv, Gaza, New York, a Palestinian refugee camp in the Lebanon… And what connects all these stories? - the opening sentence ‘It happened in’ and Mazen Kerbaj’s caustic humour. Kerbaj takes no prisoners as he observes with witty sharpness his country’s political life and society and the world we live in today.