Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Reader's Diary #2292 - Mohammad Sabaaneh: Power of Dreams / My Story is Palestine


As a comic, I'm not entirely sure that Mohammad Sabaaneh's Power Born of Dreams: My Story is Palestine works. As a piece of art, I think it does.

It's about a friendship between a bird and a Palestinian prisoner and the stories, memories they share. It's confusing though and following a plot, or even always getting the point being made, is sometimes difficult. The emotions, however are obvious. The black and white linocuts are mesmerizing. Luckily, for those wanting to know more about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, there's a text section at the end. I think I'd have preferred it at the front to provide more context for the art.

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