Book Review: Palestine

In conjunction with my post on graphic novels as pedagogical tools, what follows is my review of the graphic novel Palestine by Joe Sacco, which I first read for my research paper. *** Personalizing the Occupation In an attempt to understand and convey to a wider audience the graphic realities of life under occupation, Joe Sacco’s…

Book Review: Waltz with Bashir

In conjunction with my post on graphic novels as pedagogical tools, what follows is my review of the graphic novel Waltz with Bashir, which I first read for my research paper. *** Addressing National Trauma through Personal Witnessing Waltz with Bashir, illustrated by David Polonsky, depicts writer Ari Folman’s struggle to remember the events of…

Book Review: Baddawi

In conjunction with my last post on graphic novels as pedagogical tools, what follows is my review of the graphic novel Baddawi, which I first read for my research paper. *** Leila Abdelrazaq’s Baddawi tells the story of Ahmad, a young Palestinian refugee growing up between the Baddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon and Beirut…

Israel Unveiled

Originally posted on Two Roads Diverged:
A Review of Goliath by Max Blumenthal Goliath by Max Blumenthal Although the state would like the international public to believe it embodies the underdog “David” archetype from the “David and Goliath” trope, constantly under attack from a savage and massive enemy, in reality Israel’s state policies towards minorities and rampant racism…