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Naji Al-Ali - Child in Palestine - 9781844673650 - V9781844673650
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Child in Palestine

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Description for Child in Palestine Paperback. Criticizes the brutality of Israeli occupation, the venality and corruption of the regimes in the region, and the suffering of the Palestinian people. This book presents the work of Naji al-Ali grew, one of the Arab world's greatest cartoonists, revered in the region for his outspokenness, honesty and humanity. Num Pages: 128 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FBP; JP; WHC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 189 x 189 x 11. Weight in Grams: 228.
Naji al-Ali grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in the south Lebanese city of Sidon, where his gift for drawing was discovered by the Palestinian poet Ghassan Kanafani in the late 1950s. Early the following decade he left for Kuwait, embarking on a thirty-year career that would see his cartoons published daily in newspapers from Cairo to Beirut, London to Paris.
Resolutely independent and unaligned to any political party, Naji al-Ali strove to speak to and for the ordinary Arab people; the pointed satire of his stark, symbolic cartoons brought him widespread renown. Through his ... Read more

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About Naji Al-Ali
Naji Salim al-Ali (1938-87) was a Palestinian cartoonist, noted for the political criticism in his work. He drew over 40,000 cartoons, which often reflected Palestinian and Arab public opinion and were sharply critical commentaries on Palestinian and Arab politics and political leaders. He is perhaps best known as creator of the character Handala, pictured in his cartoons as a young ... Read more

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This is a ground-breaking book. For the first time, Western readers are beckoned into Palestinian lives by the graphic warmth, inspiration and horror of the cartoonist Naji al-Ali, whose iconic Hanthala is our witness and conscience, imploring, rightly, that we never forget.
John Pilger

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