Reviews of The Other Boy, A Game for Swallows & Seeking Refuge

May 8, 2018 -- by anashaw40

If I begin in the order that I read them: Seeking Refuge, is a graphic novel written by Irene Watts and drawn by Kathryn E. Shoemaker.  This novel was a pleasant surprise, as I hadn’t realised Goodbye Marianne was the start of a trilogy that was based around Watt’s experiences as a refugee in the United Kingdom during the war.  I was curious to learn what happened… Read More

The Arab of the Future Review

May 6, 2018 -- by anashaw40

  I agree with the article in The New Yorker, that The Arab of the Future feels like an act of revenge by Riad Sattouf at his father for being dragged to volatile Libya and Syria during his childhood. Certainly, you cannot help but feel Riad’s stunned shock when they escape after one particularly horrific experience only to voluntarily return. Abdel Razek, is conveyed through Riad, a child narrator… Read More