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Publisher : Vertigo
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ISBN 13: 9781401217341
Total Pages : 160 pages
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Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book Cairo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCairo. This book was released on 2007 with total page 160 pages. Book excerpt: In bustling modern-day Cairo, the lives of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, an Israeli soldier, and a genie are interwoven as they navigate the city's streets and spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by a wrathful gangster-magician.

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Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
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ISBN 13: 0857895680
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book Alif the Unseen in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAlif the Unseen. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 'I will tell you a story, but it comes with a warning; when you hear it, you will become someone else.' He calls himself Alif - few people know his real name - a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern worlds. When Alif meets the aristocratic Intisar, he believes he has found love. But their relationship has no future - Intisar is promised to another man and her family's honour must be satisfied. As a remembrance, Intisar sends the heartbroken Alif a mysterious book. Entitled The Thousand and One Days, Alif discovers that this parting gift is a door to another world - a world from a very different time, when old magic was in the ascendant and the djinn walked amongst us. With the book in his hands, Alif finds himself drawing attention - far too much attention - from both men and djinn. Thus begins an adventure that takes him through the crumbling streets of a once-beautiful city, to uncover the long-forgotten mysteries of the Unseen. Alif is about to become a fugitive in both the corporeal and incorporeal worlds. And he is about to unleash a destructive power that will change everything and everyone - starting with Alif himself. '[Wilson] works magic... an exuberant fable that has thrills, chills and-even more remarkably-universal appeal.' Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Download Urban Comics PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1351054481
Total Pages : 274 pages
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Read and Download Dominic Davies book Urban Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUrban Comics. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives makes an important and timely contribution both to comics studies and urban studies, offering a decolonisation and reconfiguration of both of these already interdisciplinary fields. With chapter-length discussions of comics from cities such as Cairo, Cape Town, New Orleans, Delhi and Beirut, this book shows how artistic collectives and urban social movements working across the global South are producing some of the most exciting and formally innovative graphic narratives of the contemporary moment. Throughout, the author reads an expansive range of graphic narratives through the vocabulary of urban studies to argue that these formal innovations should be thought of as a kind of infrastructure. This ‘infrastructural form’ allows urban comics to reveal that the built environments of our cities are not static, banal, or depoliticised, but rather highly charged material spaces that allow some forms of social life to exist while also prohibiting others. Built from a formal infrastructure of grids, gutters and panels, and capable of volumetric, multi-scalar perspectives, this book shows how urban comics are able to represent, repair and even rebuild contemporary global cities toward more socially just and sustainable ends. Operating at the intersection of comics studies and urban studies, and offering large global surveys alongside close textual and visual analyses, this book explores and opens up the fascinating relationship between comics and graphic narratives, on the one hand, and cities and urban spaces, on the other.

Download Graphic History PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13: 144384358X
Total Pages : 295 pages
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Read and Download Richard Iadonisi book Graphic History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGraphic History. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 295 pages. Book excerpt: When it comes to recounting history, issues arise as to whose stories are told and how reliable is the telling. This collection of fourteen essays explores the unique ways in which graphic novels can aid us in addressing those issues while shedding new light on a variety of texts, including those by canonical North American and European writers Art Spiegelman (Maus, In the Shadow of No Towers), Alan Moore (From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), Chester Brown (Louis Riel), and Harvey Pekar. Recognizing the global appeal of graphic novels, this collection also provides a fresh look at history seen through the eyes of canonical non-Western writers Marjane Starapi (Persepolis) and Yoshihiro Tatsumi (A Drifting Life) and the highly vexed relationship of the West and the Middle East. The array of contributors (from the fields of art, literature, history, and cultural studies) is matched by the array of theoretical perspectives and by the depth and breadth of subjects, ranging from the sixteenth century voyages of Sebastian Cabot to Jack the Ripper, from the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 to lynching in the early twentieth-century American South, and from post-war Japan to the fall of the Shah in Iran.

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Publisher : Grove Press
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ISBN 13: 0802146848
Total Pages : 367 pages
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Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book The Bird King in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Bird King. This book was released on 2019-03-12 with total page 367 pages. Book excerpt: One of NPR’s 50 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Decade: A fifteenth-century palace mapmaker must hide his powers in the time of the Inquisition . . . Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson’s debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year and established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. Now she delivers The Bird King, an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. Fatima is a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain. Her dearest friend, Hassan, the palace mapmaker and the one man who doesn’t leer at her with desire, has a secret—he can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan’s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan’s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As the two traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate. “Wilson has a deft hand with myth and with magic, and the kind of smart, honest writing mind that knits together and bridges cultures and people.” —Neil Gaiman, author of Norse Mythology “A triumph . . . one of the best fantasy writers working today.” —BookPage “A treasure-house of a novel, thrilling, tender, funny, and achingly gorgeous. I loved it.” —Lev Grossman, author of the Magicians trilogy

Download Connecting Comics to Curriculum PDF

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13: 1598847686
Total Pages : 164 pages
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Read and Download Karen W. Gavigan book Connecting Comics to Curriculum in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TConnecting Comics to Curriculum. This book was released on 2011 with total page 164 pages. Book excerpt: Here is the essential guide for librarians and teachers who want to develop a quality, curriculum-based graphic novel collection—and use its power to engage and inform middle and high school students. * Photos of school libraries, classrooms, and students * Model template lesson plans by subject area * A list of recommended resources, such as professional books, websites and blogs * A glossary of common graphic novel terms * Bibliographies of quality classic and contemporary graphic novel titles for libraries and classrooms, broken down into middle school and high school curricular areas

Download The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 1316771938
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Read and Download Jan Baetens book The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page pages. Book excerpt: The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students.

Download Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature PDF

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13: 1501373420
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download James Hodapp book Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGraphic Novels and Comics as World Literature. This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Graphic narratives are one of the world's great art forms, but graphic novels and comics from Europe and the United States dominate scholarly conversations about them. Building upon the little extant scholarship on graphic narratives from the Global South, this collection moves beyond a narrow Western approach to this quickly expanding field. By focusing on texts from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, these essays expand the study of graphic narratives to a global scale. Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature is also interested in how these texts engage with, fit in with, or complicate notions of World Literature. The larger theoretical framework of World Literature is joined with the postcolonial, decolonial, Global South, and similar approaches that argue explicitly or implicitly for the viability of non-Western graphic narratives on their own terms. Ultimately, this collection explores the ways that the unique formal qualities of graphic narratives from the Global South intersect with issues facing the study of international literatures, such as translation, commodification, circulation, Orientalism, and many others.

Download Shubeik Lubeik PDF

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Publisher : Pantheon
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ISBN 13: 1524748420
Total Pages : 531 pages
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Read and Download Deena Mohamed book Shubeik Lubeik in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShubeik Lubeik. This book was released on 2023-01-10 with total page 531 pages. Book excerpt: A brilliantly original debut graphic novel that imagines a fantastical alternate Cairo where wishes really do come true. Shubeik Lubeik—a fairy tale rhyme that means “your wish is my command” in Arabic—is the story of three people who are navigating a world where wishes are literally for sale. “Mohamed builds a rich and harrowing world—and finds every place a fascinating story might be hiding.” —Mattie Lubchansky, editor of The Nib Three wishes that are sold at an unassuming kiosk in Cairo link Aziza, Nour, and Shokry, changing their perspectives as well as their lives. Aziza learned early that life can be hard, but when she loses her husband and manages to procure a wish, she finds herself fighting bureau­cracy and inequality for the right to have—and make—that wish. Nour is a privileged college student who secretly struggles with depression and must decide whether or not to use their wish to try to “fix” this depression, and then figure out how to do it. And, finally, Shokry must grapple with his religious convictions as he decides how to help a friend who doesn’t want to use their wish. Deena Mohamed brings to life a cast of characters whose struggles and triumphs are heartbreaking, inspiring, and deeply resonant. Although their stories are fantastical—featuring talking donkeys, dragons, and cars that can magically avoid traffic—each of these people grapples with the very real challenge of trying to make their most deeply held desires come true.

Download The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies PDF

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13: 1000605620
Total Pages : 630 pages
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Read and Download Lieven Ameel book The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies. This book was released on 2022-08-10 with total page 630 pages. Book excerpt: Over the past decades, the growing interest in the study of literature of the city has led to the development of literary urban studies as a discipline in its own right. The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides a methodical overview of the fundamentals of this developing discipline and a detailed outline of new directions in the field. It consists of 33 newly commissioned chapters that provide an outline of contemporary literary urban studies. The Companion covers all of the main theoretical approaches as well as key literary genres, with case studies covering a range of different geographical, cultural, and historical settings. The final chapters provide a window into new debates in the field. The three focal issues are key concepts and genres of literary urban studies; a reassessment and critique of classical urban studies theories and the canon of literary capitals; and methods for the analysis of cities in literature. The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides the reader with practical insights into the methods and approaches that can be applied to the city in literature and serves as an important reference work for upper-level students and researchers working on city literature.

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13: 0231540558
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Brian T. Edwards book After the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfter the American Century. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the "American century," he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century has been superseded, as American movies, music, and video games are received, understood, and transformed. How do we make sense of this shift? Building on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are innovative, accelerated, and full of diversions. Shaped by the digital revolution, these paths are entwined with the growing fragility of American "soft" power. They indicate an era after the American century, in which popular American products and phenomena—such as comic books, teen romances, social-networking sites, and ways of expressing sexuality—are stripped of their associations with the United States and recast in very different forms. Arguing against those who talk about a world in which American culture is merely replicated or appropriated, Edwards focuses on creative moments of uptake, in which Arabs and Iranians make something unexpected. He argues that these products do more than extend the reach of the original. They reflect a world in which culture endlessly circulates and gathers new meanings.

Download Multicultural Comics PDF

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 13: 0292722818
Total Pages : 273 pages
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Read and Download Frederick Luis Aldama book Multicultural Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMulticultural Comics. This book was released on 2010-09-15 with total page 273 pages. Book excerpt: "Frederick Aldama has done it again with another timely and valuable book about comics. Picking up from his pioneering book Your Brain on Latino Comics, he has gathered an insightful group of authors in Multicultural Comics that deftly engage, the intersectionality of race and identity, image and idea, theory and methods, and comics and politics. The impressive range of critical essays covers steep theoretical and cultural ground yet sure-footedly demonstrates that the grand fantasyscapes illustrated across various comic book configurations are a site of real and imagined racial differentiation intensely dialoguing with the self, the nation, and the world."

Download In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing PDF

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13: 9004382542
Total Pages : 196 pages
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Read and Download John Waldmeir book In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIn-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing. This book was released on 2018-09-11 with total page 196 pages. Book excerpt: Using Islamic tradition as a resource, the poets, novelists, playwright, filmmaker, and illustrator in this study discover signs of God’s creative actions amid the tensions of contemporary Muslim American identity.

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Publisher : Marvel
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ISBN 13: 9780785156086
Total Pages : 96 pages
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Read and Download book Mystic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMystic. This book was released on 2012-01-25 with total page 96 pages. Book excerpt: A Crossgen title reimagined as only Marvel could! Eisner Award-nominated G. WILLOW WILSON (Air, Superman, Cairo) and superstar DAVID LOPEZ (HAWKEYE/MOCKINGBIRD, Catwoman) join forces to bring you the story of two seemingly ordinary orphan girls who find their lives turned upside down by magic. One of them will find herself responsible for saving the world...and the other will become her mortal enemy! COLLECTING: Mystic (2011) 1-4

Download The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels PDF

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 13: 0838910084
Total Pages : 137 pages
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Read and Download Francisca Goldsmith book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels. This book was released on 2010 with total page 137 pages. Book excerpt: Provides a library reference guide to graphic novels, listing the different genres available and describing the relationship between graphic novels and films and video games, along with lists of recommended works for each category.

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Publisher : Jacana Media
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ISBN 13: 1431403253
Total Pages : 332 pages
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Read and Download Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum book Afropolis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfropolis. This book was released on 2012 with total page 332 pages. Book excerpt: Metropolises often evoke images of flashy high-rise buildings, permanent background noise, backed-up cars and people moving quickly in all directions in their masses. New York, Tokyo, London, Sao Paulo. But what about Cairo?

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Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
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ISBN 13: 1557288550
Total Pages : 194 pages
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Read and Download Melody Moezzi book War on Error in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWar on Error. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 194 pages. Book excerpt: War on Error brings together the stories of twelve young people, all vastly different but all American, and all Muslim. Their approaches to religion couldn’t be more diverse: from a rapper of Korean and Egyptian descent to a bisexual Sudanese American to a converted white woman from Colorado living in Cairo and wearing the hijab. These individuals, whether they were born to the religion or came to it on their own, have made their own decisions about how observant they’ll be, whether or not to fast, how often to pray, and what to wear. Though each story is unique, each is also seen through the searching eyes of Melody Moezzi, herself an American Muslim of Iranian descent. She finds that the people she interviews are horrified that, in a post-9/11 world, they have seen their religion come to be represented, in the minds of many Americans, by terrorism. These thoughtful and articulate individuals represent the truth about the faith and its adherents who are drawn to the logic, compassion, and tolerance they find in Muslim teachings. Moezzi, ever comfortable with contradiction and nuance, is a likable narrator whose underlying assumption that “faith is greater than dogma” is strengthened as she learns more about her religion and faces her own biases and blind spots. This fresh new voice, combined with the perceptions and experiences of her fellow American Muslims, make for a read that is both illuminating and enjoyable.