"Habibi", based on a Middle Eastern fable, tells the story of Dodola, who escapes being sold into slavery and rescues an abandoned baby she names Zam. They live in isolation in an old boat in the desert. As they age their relationship shifts from mother and son, to brother and sister and eventually lovers. In the meantime however Dodola is forced to prostitute herself to desert traders in order to provide for Zam. When he seeks an alternative means of income Dodola is captured by the Sultan and Zam is forced into a quest to try and rescue her. At heart Habibi is, like Blankets, a profound love story, but it also functions as a parable about the environment and the state of the world. Set in the place where Christianity and Islam began, it explores the fundamental connection between these religions, and also the relationship between the first and the third world and the increasingly important battle for the earth's resources. Ambitious, but always deeply felt, "Habibi" is a beautifully drawn and moving graphic novel that will get a huge amount of attention.
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|Antall sider||672||Dimensjoner||18,3cm x 23,2cm x 5,3cm|
|Vekt||1262 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
"As grand and sustained a performance as any cartoonist has published... and that every mark on the page can be a prayer." - Douglas Wolk, Time Magazine "Thompson is the Charles Dickens of the genre... [and] Habibi is a masterpiece that surely is one of a kind." - Neel Mukherjee, Financial Times "Easily the best graphic novel of the year, and probably the decade... This is a work that truly changes the game and sets a new standard for all the graphic novels that follow it." - John Hogan, Graphic Novel Reporter