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A child in Palestine : the cartoons of Naji al-Ali / introduction by Joe Sacco.

By: ʻAlī, Nājī.
Contributor(s): Sacco, Joe.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Verso Books, 2009Description: ix, 117 p. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781844673650; 1844673650.Subject(s): Arab-Israeli conflict -- Caricatures and cartoons | Palestinian Arabs -- Caricatures and cartoons | ʻAlī, Nājī | Artists -- Palestine -- Biography | Political cartoons | Middle East -- Politics and government -- Comic books, strips, etc | Politics and culture -- Arab countries
Contents:
1. Palestine -- 2. Human rights -- 3. US dominance, oil and Arab collusion -- 4. The peace process -- 5. Resistance.
Summary: 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. 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. For the first time in book form, A Child in Palestine presents the work of Naji al-Ali. Through his most celebrated creation, the witness-child Handala (Hanthala), al-Ali chronicles the Israeli occupation, the corruption of the regimes in the region, and the plight of the Palestinian people.
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1. Palestine -- 2. Human rights -- 3. US dominance, oil and Arab collusion -- 4. The peace process -- 5. Resistance.

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. 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. For the first time in book form, A Child in Palestine presents the work of Naji al-Ali. Through his most celebrated creation, the witness-child Handala (Hanthala), al-Ali chronicles the Israeli occupation, the corruption of the regimes in the region, and the plight of the Palestinian people.

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