Why this book?
This was one of the first documentary comics that I read and felt like a piece of research. In this fundamental piece of graphic narrative we witness the subjectivity of the author, the experience, and the reflection over it filtered through the script, the incredibly well-drawn panels, and the organization and layout of the pages. Palestine is a piece of art with its own voice highlighting other voices and questioning the role of the comic artist in that regard.
Why should I read it?
1 author picked Palestine as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
In late l991 and early 1992, at the time of the first Intifada, Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, travelling and taking notes. Upon returning to the United States he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation. He captures the heart of the Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable image, with great insight and remarkable humour.
The nine-issue comics series won a l996 American Book Award. It is now published for the first…
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