The following excerpts are from the graphic novel Baddawi, by Leila Abdelrazaq. Baddawi is the story of a young boy named Ahmad struggling to find his place in the world. Raised in a refugee camp called Baddawi in northern Lebanon, Ahmad is just one of the many thousands of refugee children born to Palestinians who fled their homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel.
In this visually arresting graphic novel, Leila Abdelrazaq explores her father’s childhood in the 1960s and ’70s from a boy’s eye view as he witnesses the world crumbling around him and attempts to carry on, forging his own path in the midst of terrible uncertainty.
Baddawi was published by Just World Books on April 7, 2015 and is serialized here by permission. This material may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. The book can be purchased from the publisher here.
The book can be purchased from the publisher here.