I Remember Beirut

By Zeina Abirached
Illustrated by Zeina Abirached

A moving, beautifully illustrated portrayal of real-world hardship, covering a series of events that will be new and shocking to many U.S. readers, all with warmth, wit, and agile line work.

A Game of Swallows author Zeina Abirached returns with a sprawling graphic novel collection devoted to memories of life after wartime in Beirut, Lebanon, and the refugee experience. The scope of this new work is broader than that of A Game of Swallows, detailing the journey of Abirached and her family across several years. Abirached's recollections cover everything from fearful events to lighthearted childhood escapades, all depicted in her utterly unique style of illustration.

  • The follow-up to a well-reviewed debut.
  • A graphic non-fiction/memoir with an international scope.

About the author

Zeina Abirached was born in Beirut in the middle of the civil war. She studied graphic arts in Lebanon but moved to Paris in 2004, where she attended the National School of Decorative Arts. In 2006, she published her first two graphic novels with publisher Cambourakis, Beyrouth Catharsis and 38, Rue Youssef Semaani. Her short animated film Mouton was nominated during the fifth international film festival in Tehran. A Game For Swallows (Graphic Universe, Fall 2012) has won numerous awards, including being named an ALA Notable Children's Book and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens.

ISBN: 9781467744584
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 168 x 235mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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