All posts tagged Arabs/Muslims

Review: Jamilti and Other Stories

Jamilti and Other StoriesJamilti and Other Stories by Rutu Modan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great collection of early stories by Rutu Modan. I read most of them in the anthologies that her collective Actus Tragicus put out in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but rereading them in one go puts them all together and shows the development of a great comics artists, on her way to creating the intriguing graphic novel Exit Wounds.

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Review: Osynliga händer

Osynliga händerOsynliga händer by Ville Tietäväinen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An extremely strong reading experience about a young Moroccan who is forced away from his little family to try to earn money in Europe. The Finn Tietäväinen takes his time to let us get to know the main character and his reality so that the reader really cares about what will happen to him, and he has also spent a lot of time doing research on the Moroccans’ situation, both domestically and in Spain, where many of them get stuck, more or less as slaves in various shady industries.

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