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Habibi

This novel is set in an Islamic state, but not historical, rather current, but more of a mythical place, and it follows Dodola and Zam, child slaves as they escape ad try to find each other once more. This is an astoundingly xenophobic and judgmental story. Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts,harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. One is not accustomed to such weighty questions in the work of graphic artists. Lastly, though this wasn't truly a detraction, I thought it was interesting that the book began in what felt like a timeless storybook landscape but gradually pinned itself down to a strange throwback kingdom within the modern world. In a way, Habibi has a very dark message. Those who've not experienced Arabic fragrances this is a best perfume to start with.

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Habibi

On every other page, your female protagonist was raped, objectified or victimized. To conclude, Craig Thompson is a mastermind, and I can't wait to pick up more of his brilliant creations. So in conclusion: a beautiful, tragic story that is gorgeously drawn and very well-done, but ultimately there are too many problematic elements for me to be able to give this more than three stars. It's a pretty book, but about as shallow as ink on paper gets. These are all available in English, except Lupus.

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Habibi (graphic novel)

Habibi

It is also a story about strength and faith in the most cruel circumstances, about the things that unite us and help us make it through the night. The protagonists, Zam and Dodola, long for each other, likening this to a yearning for the Divine — Middle Eastern poets have done this for centuries. He does this to such an extent that he proposes that sex is a pleasure best paid for and made entirely transactional. This work is huge, covering enormous ground, picking up and putting down again many topics worthy of examination and discussion. The only reason I gave it two stars is because I managed to finish it and enjoyed the characters. At one point I decided to start counting how many pages Dodola appeared sexualized or naked, but I lost heart after I got to 85 pages.

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Habibi (graphic novel)

Habibi

Sometimes he'll have his bad days where he takes it out on you, but if he believes your worth it, he will always come back to you after a fight! We watch his philosophy play itself out and wonder: is it enough? Prior to being sold into the slave market, Dodola and Zam escape from their captors and find refuge within an abandoned boat in the desert. The artwork is so beautiful and detailed. I love the history of the Sudoku board. But he doesn't let many people know it, only the ones he can really trust. There was hope at the end, but even with that hope there was still little joy.

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Habibi

Habibi

I wasn't sure in the beginning that I would like it, but I quickly found I did, and then the pages turned quickly as well. Some of it made sense in the context, but as it seeped into the stories it felt like the injection of authorial opinion rather than a narrator's decision. On the contrary, it focuses on the common threads, on how Christianity and Islam issued forth from the same fountain of knowledge and experience, on how both have their roots in the same burning desert sands that punish the body mercilessly during the day, and turn the eyes towards the high heavens filled with stars during the night. The journey is interspersed with stories from Christianity and Islam, using the commonalities between the two to create Find this and other Reviews at Content Warning: Rape, Drug Use, Poverty, Sexual Abuse, Genital Mutilation, Prostitution, Violence, Racist This book broke my heart and stomped on the pieces multiple times. In the end, any understanding readers take away about the religion or culture of the region belong to Thompson alone, but I suspect he feels confident in his depiction.

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Habibi (band)

Habibi

The book was at its best, actually, during these side-stories. The story makes you feel and think about a different life. Note One word about the art: it's manifestly evident why this book took Thompson six years to create. This is a modern day story about Job with the twist being that Job is a woman in this tale. Still, for those hoping for another Blankets, Thompson has something very much different in store.

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Habibi (band)

Habibi

It has a decent ending, but the characters go through hell on Earth to get there. And it is for this reason that I won't soon forget that when Habibi asks of love without sex, Is it enough? Here I thought this was a Japanese invention. But when you have him to yourself, he is an amazing guy and his true colors will shine! Dodola teaches Zam to read and tells him stories, which are interspersed throughout the novel. The people live in this sewage waste and the water is poisonous. As a result, he teaches her how to read and write, which allow Dodola to understand and find appreciation for the. The relationship at the center of the story is unique, and psychologically acute. What literary shelf does it belong to? She makes mention of not viewing her body as her own, as it has always belonged to other men, and how her attempt to start a romantic relationship with Zam was phrased is made me sick.

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Habibi

No matter what she doing she was naked every other page… she was drawn like some sort of porn star. Thompson has a knack for portraying themes through symbolism in an elaborate, poignant manner. I thought the changing nature of his feelings for her were well done. I also find it highly unlikely that the caravans she 'traded' with would even stock those things. But I wouldn't have read this book if I knew the author was inspired by racist views, and used inspiration from a culture to further degrade it to western readers. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.

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