Escape from Syria
A graphic story of intense current events. From the pen of former Lebanon Star reporter Samya Kullab comes a breathtaking and hard-hitting story of one family's struggle to survive in the face of war, displacement, poverty and relocation. Escape from Syria is a fictionalized account that calls on real-life circumstances and true tales of refugee families to serve as a microcosm of the Syrian uprising and the war and refugee crisis that followed. Beautiful illustrations by Jackie Roche - whose work on the viral web-comic, Syria's Climate Conflict, was seen prominently in Symboliamag. com, Upworthy.com and Motherjones.com, among others - bring Kullab's words to life in stunning imagery that captures both the horror of war and the dignity of human will. AGES: 12 and up AUTHOR: Samya Kullab is a journalist based in the Middle East covering security, politics and refugees. She has worked in Lebanon, Turkey, the West Bank and Gaza, and Iraq for a variety of international media outlets. She was a reporter with Lebanon's The Daily Star for three years. Jackie Roche is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator whose work has been published outlets including Fusion, Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, The Nib, and anthologies including Sweaty Palms and Colonial Comics: New England, 1750 - 1775 (vol. II).
Publication Date: 17-Oct-2017
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited