Your Wish is My Command: Deena Mohamed

£19.99

Set in an alternative Cairo of immense inequality and draconian governance where wishes can be bought and sold, this graphic nove follows three characters whose lives are changed when they come into possession of a first class wish. There is Aziza, who has recently lost the love of her life; Nour, whose mother wished for a girl but who feels themselves to be betwixt and between; and Shokry, the elderly seller of wishes who has to make a choice about the last of his wares.

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A brilliantly original debut graphic novel that imagines a fantastical Cairo where wishes really do come true. Deena Mohamed brings to life a cast of characters whose struggles and triumphs are heartbreaking, inspiring and deeply resonant. Your Wish is My Command is the story of three people who are navigating a world where wishes are literally for sale. Mired as they are in bureaucracy and the familiar prejudices of our world, the wishes that are more expensive are more likely to work as intended.Three wishes sold at an unassuming kiosk in Cairo link Aziza, Nour and Shokry, changing their perspectives as well as their lives. Aziza learned early that life can be hard, but when she loses her husband and manages to procure a wish, she finds herself fighting unreasonable regulations and inequality for the right to have – and make – that wish. Nour is a privileged college student who secretly struggles with depression and must decide whether or not to use their wish to try to ‘fix’ this depression. And, finally, Shokry must grapple with his religious convictions as he decides how to help a friend who doesn’t want to use their wish. Although their stories are fantastical, each of these people wrestles with the very real challenge of trying to make their most deeply held desires come true.

Additional information

Weight 1.51 kg
Dimensions 27 × 19 × 3.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Graphic ed

Dewey

741.5 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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