Shubeik lubeik / Deena Mohamed.
Comic Book/Graphic Novel | Pantheon Books | 2022 | First American edition.

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First American edition.
518 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
"This book was once in Arabic, so it is read from right to left"--Inside cover.
"Originally published in Egypt in three volumes by Dar Al Mahrousa Center for Publishing, Cairo, in 2017, 2019, and 2021."--Title page verso.
"A brilliant and imaginative debut graphic novel that brings to life a fantastical Cairo where wishes are real. Author, illustrator, and translator Deena Mohamed presents a literary, feminist, Arab-centric graphic novel that marries magic and the socio-political realities of contemporary Egypt. Shubeik Lubeik-a fairytale rhyme meaning "Your Wish is My Command" in Arabic-is the story of three characters navigating a world where wishes are literally for sale; mired in bureaucracy and the familiar prejudices of our world, the more expensive the wish, the more powerful and therefore the more likely to work as intended. The novel's three distinct parts tell the story of three first class wishes as used by Aziza, Nour, and Shokry, each grappling with the challenge inherent in trying to make your most deeply held desire come true. Deena's mix of calligraphy and contemporary styles, brings to life a vibrant Cairene neighborhood, and a cast of characters whose struggles and triumphs are deeply resonant. Shubeik Lubeik heralds the arrival of a huge new talent and a brave, literary, political, and feminist new voice in comics"-- Provided by publisher.
In English, translated from the Arabic.
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Shubbīk lubbīk. English
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Online version: Muḥammad, Dīnā. Shubeik lubeik First edition. New York : Pantheon Books, 2022 9781524748425 (DLC) 2021060608
9781524748418 hardcover
1524748412 hardcover
9781524748425 electronic book
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