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Shubeik lubeik

Muḥammad, Dīnā (author,, artist,, translator.).

Summary: "A brilliant and imaginative debut graphic novel that brings to life a fantastical Cairo where wishes are real. Author, illustrator, and translator Deena Mohamed presents a literary, feminist, Arab-centric graphic novel that marries magic and the socio-political realities of contemporary Egypt. Shubeik Lubeik-a fairytale rhyme meaning "Your Wish is My Command" in Arabic-is the story of three characters navigating a world where wishes are literally for sale; mired in bureaucracy and the familiar prejudices of our world, the more expensive the wish, the more powerful and therefore the more likely to work as intended. The novel's three distinct parts tell the story of three first class wishes as used by Aziza, Nour, and Shokry, each grappling with the challenge inherent in trying to make your most deeply held desire come true. Deena's mix of calligraphy and contemporary styles, brings to life a vibrant Cairene neighborhood, and a cast of characters whose struggles and triumphs are deeply resonant. Shubeik Lubeik heralds the arrival of a huge new talent and a brave, literary, political, and feminist new voice in comics"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781524748418
  • ISBN: 1524748412
  • ISBN: 9781524748425
  • Physical Description: print
    518 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note: "This book was once in Arabic, so it is read from right to left"--Inside cover.
"Originally published in Egypt in three volumes by Dar Al Mahrousa Center for Publishing, Cairo, in 2017, 2019, and 2021."--Title page verso.
In English, translated from the Arabic.
Formatted Contents Note: Aziza -- A brief guide to understanding wishes -- Nour -- Your guide to the new wish laws -- Shokry.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Arabic.
Subject: Wishes Comic books, strips, etc
Desire Comic books, strips, etc
Avarice Comic books, strips, etc
Depression, Mental Comic books, strips, etc
Jinn Comic books, strips, etc
Diseases Comic books, strips, etc
Egypt Social conditions 21st century Comic books, strips, etc
Égypte Conditions sociales 21e siècle Bandes dessinées
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Occult & Supernatural
Social conditions
Egypt Social conditions Comic books, strips, etc
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy comics.
Graphic medicine (Comics)
Comics (Graphic works)
Magic realist fiction.
Graphic novels.
Historical comics.

Currently available copies

  • 6 / 7 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 3 / 3 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Peachtree City Library


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