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London, 22/09/2016. Today, LSE (London School of Economics and Political Studies) presented a public lecture - LSE Arts public conversation - called "Arab Dreams: Growing Up In The Shadow Of Dictators" hosted by the author of the graphic novel series "The Arab of the Future" Riad Sattouf (French cartoonist, comics artist, and film director of Franco-Syrian origin; he is best known for his graphic memoir trilogy The Arab of the Future awarded the Fauve d'Or Prize for Best Album of the Year at the Angoulême International Comics Festival and has been translated into sixteen languages, for his César Award Best First Film winner The French Kissers and for Jacky in the Women's Kingdom; he also worked for the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo for ten years; he is now a weekly columnist for l'Obs; he grew up in Syria and Libya and now lives in Paris). Chair of the event was Kamila Shamsie (Pakistani-British Novelist, she is the author of six novels, most recently A God in Every Stone; three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan's Academy of Letters; She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature). From the event online page: <<Riad Sattouf's graphic novel series The Arab of the Future tells the unforgettable story of his childhood, spent in the shadows of three dictators - Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father - revealing the inner workings of a tormented country and a tormented family, taking in the sweep of Middle Eastern politics of the 1980s, the ascendency of religion, and the persistence of poverty. In conversation with best-selling author Kamila Shamsie, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria – but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation […]>>.<br />
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Here there is the link to podcast of the lecture: http://bit.ly/2dam9GU
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London, 22/09/2016. Today, LSE (London School of Economics and Political Studies) presented a public lecture - LSE Arts public conversation - called "Arab Dreams: Growing Up In The Shadow Of Dictators" hosted by the author of the graphic novel series "The Arab of the Future" Riad Sattouf (French cartoonist, comics artist, and film director of Franco-Syrian origin; he is best known for his graphic memoir trilogy The Arab of the Future awarded the Fauve d'Or Prize for Best...
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