Join us to discuss the graphic novel "Baddawi" by Leila Abdelrazaq with Professor Michelle Hartman from the Institute of Islamic Studies.
"Baddawi" refers to a refugee camp located in northern Lebanon where Ahmad, a young boy, is struggling to find his place in the world. Ahmad is one of the many thousands of Palestinian refugee children whose parents fled their homeland after the war in 1948 and the establishment of the state of Israel. In this black and white graphic novel, the author revisits her father’s childhood in the 1960s and 1970s as he attempted to forge his own path despite terrible uncertainty.
"Leila Abdelrazaq is a fresh and exciting artist and writer. Baddawi is heartfelt and poignant…" Toufic El Rassi, author of "Arab in America"
"In Baddawi, Leila Abdelrazaq tells a coming of age story that is funny, angry and deeply human." Molly Crabapple, author of "Drawing Blood"
A copy of the book is available for borrowing at the Islamic Studies Library, and that copies can be purchased from Paragraph Bookstore (McGill College).