I Remember Beirut

I Remember Beirut

Graphic Novel
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The author recounts her childhood experiences in Beirut during the civil war between Christians and Muslims in the 1980s, as her family tried to carry on a normal life despite violence, a partition of the city, and a lack of food.
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: Minneapolis :, Graphic Universe,, 2014., ©2008
ISBN: 9781467744584
1467744581
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm

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KateHillier Mar 23, 2015

The art may remind you of Persepolis but we're in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War instead and the story is much more fragmented. It's a series of "I remember" or "I don't remember" statements and anecdotes about the author's life in Beirut during the time. It's a smooth story but at the same time perhaps doesn't have the sort of impact I was expecting. There are moments - like the volume of the father's music and the bullet ridden family car - but overall it feels a lot more like someone just telling you bits of a story instead of the whole thing.

Mark_Daly Feb 03, 2015

A companion to Abirached's earlier "A Game for Swallows." Has a simple, hypnotic rhythm. Perhaps a good addition to middle school book clubs.

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Mark_Daly Feb 03, 2015

Mark_Daly thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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