F IS FOR FRANCE, L IS FOR LEBANON and S IS FOR SOUTH KOREA
A remarkable work on returning to one’s roots in the modern world, a stark juxtaposition of existence in the coddled West vs the soulful but dangerous Middle East. A much needed account of Israel’s aggression towards Lebanese citizens through the eyes of an immigrant on his trip home and his French wife and French-raised children, as well as the son left in France to be tormented by the lack of news from within the occupation. A timely graphic novel that so artfully presents the limbo in which all emigrants have to survive: that between home and away, obligation to the country and yourself, national feeling and safety.
Yallah Bye by Joseph Safieddin (Script) and Kyungeun Park (Art)
Published by Europe Comics in 2015