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A Game for Swallows

To Die, To Leave, To Return

by Zeina Abirached Author · Zeina Abirached Illustrator

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When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safe—home.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:
Graphic Universe ™
Publication Date:
2014

Format

  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 25 MB

Zeina Abirached (Author)

Zeina Abirached was born in Beirut in the middle of the civil war. She studied graphic arts in Lebanon but moved to Paris in 2004, where she attended the National School of Decorative Arts. In 2006, she published her first two graphic novels with ...

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Zeina Abirached (Illustrator)

Zeina Abirached was born in Beirut in the middle of the civil war. She studied graphic arts in Lebanon but moved to Paris in 2004, where she attended the National School of Decorative Arts. In 2006, she published her first two graphic novels with ...

More about Zeina Abirached
A Game for Swallows
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