The landmark work of comics journalism -by the author of SAFE AREA- GORAZDE
Joe Sacco was born in Malta and lives in Queens, New York. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. As well as the award-winning Palestine, he is the author of Safe Area- Gorazde, about his time in Bosnia, which won the Will Eisner Award for Best Original Graphic Novel in 2001. In 2001 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on his next project.
A political and aesthetic work of extraordinary originality, quite
unlike any other in the long, often turgid and hopelessly twisted
debates that have occupied Palestinians, Israelis, and their
respective supporters... With the exception of one or two novelists
and poets, no one has ever rendered this terrible state of affairs
better than Joe Sacco -- Edward Said
The bar is set extremely high when it comes to graphic books and the Middle East: one thinks of Joe Sacco's Palestine * Observer *
Palestine is a unique take on the Isreali/Palestinian conflict... The illustrator/reporter provides a unique perspective: there is an intimacy to Sacco's interviews that cannot be translated into photography and text. His drawings make his subjects relatable to in a way that I think is difficult to achieve with a photograph. * Bleeding Cool *
Palestine is utterly compelling, and as affecting as the work of any war photographer or poet. -- Annie Forbes * Varsity *
Sacco reports on his time spent in Israeli-occupied territories in 1991 and 1992 in this landmark work of comics journalism. He describes the political and social landscape using interviews with both Palestinians and Jews, offering an intimate picture of this region rarely portrayed in mainstream news. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.