Sacco, Joe.

Footnotes in Gaza / Joe Sacco. - 1st ed. - New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009. - xi, 418 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

"From the great cartoonist-reporter, a sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in the most vexed of places. Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place. Raw concrete buildings front trash-strewn alleys. The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. On the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been bulldozed to rubble. Rafah is today and has always been a notorious flashpoint in this bitterest of conflicts. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident, in 1956, that left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli soldiers. Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing, that day in Rafah-- cold-blooded massacre or dreadful mistake-- reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco immerses himself in daily life of Rafah and the neighboring town of Khan Younis, uncovering Gaza past and present. Spanning fifty years, moving fluidly between one war and the next, alive with the voices of fugitives and schoolchildren, widows and sheikhs, Footnotes in Gaza captures the essence of a tragedy" -- from publisher's web site.

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Arab-Israeli conflict--1948-1967--Comic books, strips, etc.
Violence--History--Gaza Strip--Rafaḥ--20th century--Comic books, strips, etc.
Massacres--History--Gaza Strip--Khān Yūnus--20th century--Comic books, strips, etc.
Arab-Israeli conflict--1948-1967--Personal narratives, Palestinian.
Interviews--Gaza Strip--Rafaḥ.
Interviews--Gaza Strip--Khān Yūnus.


Egypt--History--Intervention, 1956--Comic books, strips, etc.
Rafaḥ--History--20th century--Comic books, strips, etc.
Khān Yūnus--History--20th century--Comic books, strips, etc.
Egypt--History--Intervention, 1956--Personal narratives, Palestinian.


Graphic novels.
Graphic novels--United States.

DS119.7 / .S29 2009
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