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's family is faced with a difficult decision about kidney transplantation Their friendship is put to the test when these medical crises reveal stark differences in their perspectivesuntil revolutionary unrest in Egypt changes their lives fore Lissa is a fascinating combination of academic research presented through a narrative graphic novel It s an intriguing way of trying to make scholarly work accessible though I think this particular book failed a bit both as a good reflection of the academic research but also as a compelling narrative Though the creators were obviously trying to avoid putting out a 1000 page book there needed to be a bit depth to make either aspect of the comic memorable However admirable efforts and still a good read

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VerThe first book in a new series Lissa brings anthropological research to life in comic form combining scholarly insights and accessible visually rich storytelling to foster greater understanding of global politics ineualities and solidarity Upon first glance LISSA comes off as the sort of book that I would not at all be interested in For one the art style isn t the type that typically attracts me because it is the sort of style that one would generally associate with books geared to a much younger audience Secondly the book upon first glance seems to deal with the Egyptian revolution in some fashion This isn t in itself a bad thing but because the Egyptian revolution is too grand and important a topic I find that most graphic novels that have dealt with it in the past have done so rather poorly Understandable given the weight of the subject matter which demands uite a lot from anyone attempting to tackle it Thirdly the book is published by the University of Toronto Press a publisher of academic books Since graphic novels aren t exactly their specialty I suppose there is the tendency from the average comix reader to assume that these people couldn t possibly know the first thing about publishing a uality graphic novel and would very likely produce something that is uite subpar Fourthly I had never heard of any of the creators responsible for producing the book and so assumed they probably wouldn t know the first thing about creating a graphic novel eitherI must say I was wrong an all accounts I started reading the book and I could not for the life of me put it down I started reading it in the morning and did not put it down before finishing it that very evening after one long uninterrupted sitting My what a masterpieceThe story follows Anna the daughter of an American expat in Cairo who works for a multinational oil company Anna s mother is suffering from Stage 4 cancer a terribly difficult time for young Anna whose only real comfort can be found through her best friend Layla the daughter of the building s caretaker A most beautiful and ultimately unusual friendship given the differences in class race and culture By the time Anna must leave Cairo for college in the US her mom has already passed and she has developed a fear of inheriting the breast cancer gene herselfYears pass and the Egyptian revolution breaks out At this point Layla is a med student already dealing with the complexities of classism at Cairo University s med school She volunteers for the makeshift clinics tending to the protestors wounded by the regime s heavy handed response Anna still in touch with her childhood friend is compelled to return to Cairo and try to help the cause Anna sees people actively sacrificing their bodies for a greater cause while she is considering obliterating part of her own body as a preventative measure against getting breast cancer for which she discovers she does in fact have the gene And that doesn t even cover half of it The story through Anna and Layla s friendship and through the relationship each one has with their own family and society at large all against the backdrop of the Egyptian revolution becomes an examination of cultural differences as well as cultural intersectionality It s a book about hope and sacrifice and the effects of capitalism not just on societies but also on modern medicine and the environment Such a complex work that somehow ends up becoming nothing less of a piercing examination of life itself in the 21st centuryA truly groundbreaking masterpiece that should be reuired reading for every human being aliveA note on the art The art may come off as deceivingly weak but upon a close reading one finds that the art actually does a superb job at communicating all the emotional complexities inherent in the story and as such it becomes difficult to deem the art as anything but effective Which indeed makes it powerfulBravo and thanks to all the creators involved True unsung masters of the graphic novel medium We understanding of global politics ineualities and solidarity Upon first glance LISSA comes off as the sort of book that I would not at all be interested in For one the art style isn t the type that typically attracts me because it is the sort of style that one would generally associate with books geared to a much younger audience Secondly the book The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, upon first glance seems to deal with the Egyptian revolution in some fashion This isn t in itself a bad thing but because the Egyptian revolution is too grand and important a topic I find that most graphic novels that have dealt with it in the past have done so rather poorly Understandable given the weight of the subject matter which demands The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, uite a lot from anyone attempting to tackle it Thirdly the book is published by the University of Toronto Press a publisher of academic books Since graphic novels aren t exactly their specialty I suppose there is the tendency from the average comix reader to assume that these people couldn t possibly know the first thing about publishing a The Asset (Wounded Warrior uality graphic novel and would very likely produce something that is Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, uite subpar Fourthly I had never heard of any of the creators responsible for producing the book and so assumed they probably wouldn t know the first thing about creating a graphic novel eitherI must say I was wrong an all accounts I started reading the book and I could not for the life of me put it down I started reading it in the morning and did not put it down before finishing it that very evening after one long Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible uninterrupted sitting My what a masterpieceThe story follows Anna the daughter of an American expat in Cairo who works for a multinational oil company Anna s mother is suffering from Stage 4 cancer a terribly difficult time for young Anna whose only real comfort can be found through her best friend Layla the daughter of the building s caretaker A most beautiful and The Ruminator ultimately Infamous unusual friendship given the differences in class race and culture By the time Anna must leave Cairo for college in the US her mom has already passed and she has developed a fear of inheriting the breast cancer gene herselfYears pass and the Egyptian revolution breaks out At this point Layla is a med student already dealing with the complexities of classism at Cairo University s med school She volunteers for the makeshift clinics tending to the protestors wounded by the regime s heavy handed response Anna still in touch with her childhood friend is compelled to return to Cairo and try to help the cause Anna sees people actively sacrificing their bodies for a greater cause while she is considering obliterating part of her own body as a preventative measure against getting breast cancer for which she discovers she does in fact have the gene And that doesn t even cover half of it The story through Anna and Layla s friendship and through the relationship each one has with their own family and society at large all against the backdrop of the Egyptian revolution becomes an examination of cultural differences as well as cultural intersectionality It s a book about hope and sacrifice and the effects of capitalism not just on societies but also on modern medicine and the environment Such a complex work that somehow ends Comfort of a Man up becoming nothing less of a piercing examination of life itself in the 21st centuryA truly groundbreaking masterpiece that should be reuired reading for every human being aliveA note on the art The art may come off as deceivingly weak but A Cowboy Christmas upon a close reading one finds that the art actually does a superb job at communicating all the emotional complexities inherent in the story and as such it becomes difficult to deem the art as anything but effective Which indeed makes it powerfulBravo and thanks to all the creators involved True Comfort of a Man unsung masters of the graphic novel medium

Sherine Hamdy æ 6 Free read

As young girls in Cairo Anna and Layla strike up an unlikely friendship that crosses class cultural and religious divides Years later Anna learns that she may carry the hereditary cancer gene responsible for her mother's death Meanwhile Layla As a reader this is a moving and beautifully constructed comic bridging two cultures medical traumas and revolution itself As a scholarteacher this is exactly the sort of work I believe we need in graphic medicine or other graphic disciplines The story can be approached by anyone but it also can be pulled apart and discussed in depth from any number of points of entry In particular the illustrations about genetic testing and patents are lesson in themselves The authors also provide commentary interviews explorations of how and why they chose the comic medium discussion uestions and enough further reading suggestions that a short undergrad course could be built on them alone With Lissa the creators have set a new standard for academically oriented comics


10 thoughts on “Lissa AUTHOR Sherine Hamdy

  1. says:

    The jacket flap touts this as the first book in a new series “ that realizes ethnographic research in graphic novel form” Sounds potentially boring I know but it's actually pretty cool Anna and Layla strike up an unlikely friendship as young girls in Cairo When Anna’s mother dies of cancer she is forced to return to the US to live tho

  2. says:

    Using a graphic medium to study ethnography a pretty brilliant idea Lissa is the first of a series called ethnoGRAPHIC published by the University of TorontoThe story follows two girls throughout their teenage years and early adulthood one an Egyptian Muslim daughter of a chaffeur the other an American expat between their intersecting lives

  3. says:

    As a reader this is a moving and beautifully constructed comic bridging two cultures medical traumas and revolution itself As a scholarteacher this is exactly the sort of work I believe we need in graphic medicine or other g

  4. says:

    What an interesting book and what a fascinating way to make ones research accessible outside of the academia The story is set primarily in Cairo and the US It's a story of two girls Layla who is the daughter of a bawab in Cairo and i

  5. says:

    This is as close to the perfect book as I have ever read I say this as someone who writes on comics religion wh

  6. says:

    Lissa is a fascinating combination of academic research presented through a narrative graphic novel It's an intriguing way of trying to make scholarly work accessible though I think this particular book failed a bit both as a good

  7. says:

    Modern cultural research based critical peer reviewed creative and cross disciplinary A great example of collaboration across disciplines especially with the graffiti artist Ganzeer It doesn't talk down judge or ti

  8. says:

    it's a very interesting very unexpected graphic novel about medical decision making set during the egyptian revolution i just think it could have gone a bit deeper re the medical decision making stuff as sherine hamdy is an academic and this is her area

  9. says:

    Upon first glance LISSA comes off as the sort of book that I would not at all be interested in For one the art style isn’t the ty

  10. says:

    Lissa A Story about Medical Promise Friendship and Revolution is a graphic novel following two girls one American and one Egyptian as they grow up choose careers and lose family members Although the story is fictional it combines ant

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