WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | "I Remember Beirut" by Zeina Abirached

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by the fabulous Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  This week, I'm waiting for the release of...

I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached (Graphic Universe; on sale October 1, 2014)
Zeina Abirached, author of the award-winning graphic novel A Game for Swallows, returns with a powerful collection of wartime memories. Abirached was born in Lebanon in 1981. She grew up in Beirut as fighting between Christians and Muslims divided the city streets. Follow her past cars riddled with bullet holes, into taxi cabs that travel where buses refuse to go, and n outings to collect shrapnel from the sidewalk. With striking black-and-white artwork, Abirached recalls the details of ordinary life inside a war zone.

So obviously, this is a bit of a heavier title. Much like Persepolis, this graphic novel deals with social and political upheaval, as seen by a young woman. This book is definitely intriguing, and I can't wait to read it.

What are you waiting on this week?