Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
University of Toronto Press, Nov 15, 2017 - COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - 304 pages
Anna is the daughter of an American couple working in Cairo. Layla is the daughter of the doorman in Anna's apartment building. Together they strike up an unlikely friendship that is put to the test when both girls are faced with family health crises at home and revolutionary unrest on the streets. As Anna and Layla reckon with illness, risk, and loss in different ways, they learn the power of friendship and the importance of hope. Ultimately, they must recognize that there is still time to fight for a better tomorrow, together.
Lissa brings anthropological research to life in comic form. This powerful fictional story deftly bridges the experiences of two young women--one dealing with kidney failure and organ transplantation in Egypt, and the other with breast cancer genetics and prevention in the US. It is the first book in a new series designed to combine scholarly insights with visually rich storytelling in order to foster greater understanding of global politics, inequalities, and social life.
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Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and RevolutionUser Review - Caroline Brewer - Publishers Weekly
Revolution is as intimate as family and as mammoth as regime change in this graphic novel focused on the 2011 Tahrir Square demonstrations. Egyptian Layla and American Anna meet as childhood friends ... Read full review
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