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The Arab of the Future 2:
A Graphic Memoir

Riad Sattouf
In conversation with Elvis Mitchell
September 29, 2016

Best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker and a former contributor to the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, Riad Sattouf shares from his highly anticipated continuation of The Arab of the Future—a recollection of his childhood as his family shuttled back and forth between France and the Middle East. Sattouf’s latest graphic memoir travels to his father’s hometown of Homs, where the young Sattouf attends schools and attempts to dedicate himself to becoming a true Syrian in the country of a dictator. Hear from one of today’s most original voices as Sattouf acutely observes life’s small daily moments while sweeping through issues of politics, religion, and poverty in a voice both darkly funny and piercingly direct.

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