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

Arab of the Future Review

May 6, 2018 -- by anashaw40

I think I agree with a quote in the New Yorker, that this graphic novel feels a little like a bit of an act of revenge by Sattouf at his father for his childhood being dragged to Libya and Syria. His father is conveyed through Sattouf as a child narrator who blindly repeats his father’s arrogant, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist and naive rants without comment and… Read More