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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 : Vertigo
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ISBN 13: 9781401211400
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.

Download The Butterfly Mosque PDF

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Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
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ISBN 13: 0857890530
Total Pages : 300 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (578 users)

Read and Download G. Willow Wilson book The Butterfly Mosque in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Butterfly Mosque. This book was released on 2010-08-01 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: After taking an Islamic Studies course in Boston, G. Willow Wilson quietly found herself adopting the tenets of the religion as her own. This intellectual and emotional exercise created a unique challenge; how could she reconcile a devout and conservative lifestyle with the highly secular society in which she was raised? Taking a leap of faith, Wilson accepted a position to teach English in Cairo, where her guide to the bustling city was a student of astrophysics named Omar. Led by his passions, she discovered a young and moderate nationalist movement that promoted both tolerance and the celebration of identity. Omar's ideas and experiences reflected her own search for meaning and in the tangled thicket of their differences and their similarities, an unlikely romance blossomed. Although Wilson immersed herself in Islamic culture - learning Arabic, worshipping as a Muslim and adopting a veil - she never rejected her Western identity. Drawing together the values of both cultures, she began to move in the world as a liberal and outspoken Muslim woman, a curious mixture of East and West. The Butterfly Mosque is a riveting personal account, an investigation into what it means to have faith in our broken society. It is a rare and important insight into the evolving relationship between the boundaries of contemporary religion and culture.

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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

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Publisher : Atlantic Books
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ISBN 13: 1611859042
Total Pages : 241 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 2019-07-04 with total page 241 pages. Book excerpt: From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. G. Willow Wilson's debut novel Alif the Unseen established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. The Bird King tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan 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 realising 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 Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain 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.

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 Metro PDF

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Publisher : Metropolitan Books
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ISBN 13: 9780805094886
Total Pages : 112 pages
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Read and Download Magdy El Shafee book Metro in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMetro. This book was released on 2012-06-05 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak's corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible without connections, and Shehab's uncle abroad wants nothing to do with his troubles. A powerful businessman offers assistance, but the next day Shehab sees him being stabbed in an alley--and the man's dying words suggest a conspiracy extending to the upper reaches of the regime. Angry and broke, Shehab enlists his friend Mustafa in a bank heist--and falls into a vortex of financial and political corruption. On the run with a case full of money and evidence of murder, the two careen through Cairo's metro system, evading the police and the thugs who are out in force to crush antigovernment protests. The only allies who can help get them out of this mess, the friends realize, are a blind shoe-shine man and a muckraking journalist. In art as pulsing and immediate as Cairo itself, Magdy El Shafee has delivered a prescient portrait of a crumbling society and Egypt's coming eruption. A powerful story of young men with nothing left to lose, Metro sounds the cry for a better, freer future.

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.

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
Rating : 4.5/5 (13 users)

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 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 Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels PDF

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 13: 0838910084
Total Pages : 124 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 2010-01 with total page 124 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.

Download Multicultural Comics PDF

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 13: 0292722818
Total Pages : 257 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 257 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 Metro: A Story of Cairo PDF

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Publisher : Metropolitan Books
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ISBN 13: 9780805094886
Total Pages : 112 pages
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Read and Download Magdy El Shafee book Metro: A Story of Cairo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMetro: A Story of Cairo. This book was released on 2012-06-05 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: Depicting the financial and social insecurity afflicting young people in modern Cairo, Metro was the first adult graphic novel published (and subsequently banned) in Egypt, just three years before the Arab Spring. In art as pulsing and immediate as Cairo itself, Magdy El Shafee delivers a prescient portrait of a crumbling society and Egypt's coming eruption. A powerful story of young men with nothing left to lose, Metro sounds the cry for a better, freer future. When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak's corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible without connections, and Shehab's uncle abroad wants nothing to do with his troubles. A powerful businessman offers assistance, but the next day Shehab sees him being stabbed in an alley—and the man's dying words suggest a conspiracy extending to the upper reaches of the regime. Angry and broke, Shehab enlists his friend Mustafa in a bank heist—and falls into a vortex of financial and political corruption. On the run with a case full of money and evidence of murder, the two careen through Cairo's metro system, evading the police and the thugs who are out in force to crush antigovernment protests. The only allies who can help get them out of this mess, the friends realize, are a blind shoe-shine man and a muckraking journalist.

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 2018-09-17 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.

Download After the American Century PDF

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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 Visuality and Identity in Post-millennial Indian Graphic Narratives PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 3319694901
Total Pages : 119 pages
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Read and Download E. Dawson Varughese book Visuality and Identity in Post-millennial Indian Graphic Narratives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TVisuality and Identity in Post-millennial Indian Graphic Narratives. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 119 pages. Book excerpt: This book investigates the intersection of Indian society, the encoding of post-millennial modernity and ‘ways of seeing’ through the medium of Indian graphic narratives. If seeing in Indian cultures is a mode of knowing then what might we decode and know from the Indian graphic narratives examined here? The book posits that the ‘seeing’ of post-millennial Indian graphic narratives revolves around a visuality of the inauspicious, complemented by narratives of the same. Examining both form and content across nine Indian, post-millennial graphic narratives, this book will appeal to those working in South Asian visual studies, cultural studies and comics-graphic novel studies more broadly.

Download Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives PDF

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 3110446839
Total Pages : 644 pages
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Read and Download Sebastian Domsch book Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THandbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives. This book was released on 2021-07-05 with total page 644 pages. Book excerpt: Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.