A powerful graphic novel, capturing the heart of day-to-day life in occupied Palestine.
In late 1991 and early 1992, at the time of the first Intifada, Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, travelling and taking notes.
Upon returning to the United States he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation. He captures the heart of the Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable image, with great insight and remarkable humour.
The nine-issue comics series won a l996 American Book Award. It is now published for the first time in one volume, befitting its status as one of the great classics of graphic non-fiction.
‘The bar is set extremely high when it comes to graphic books and the Middle East: one thinks of Joe Sacco’s Palestine’ Guy Delise
‘Palestine is utterly compelling, and as affecting as the work of any war photographer or poet’ Varsity