(EVENT RECORDING) Graphic Histories: Understanding the Middle East and Africa Through Comics

On March 4, 2021 the Middle East Center was proud to host Paraska Tolan, Trevor Getz, Maryanne Rhett, and Nick Sousanis in an event titled Graphic Histories: Understanding the Middle East and Africa through ComicsTrevor Getz discussed his graphic history Abina and the Important Men based on an 1876 court transcript of a West African woman named Abina who was wrongfully enslaved and took her enslavers to court. Maryanne Rhett discussed Muslim women superheroes in comics. Paraska Tolan-Szkilnik talked about her attempts to draw a primary source-based history of two French women exploring the Sahara. And Nick Sousanis demonstrated how drawings and text can tell two different but complementary stories, making comic art a unique story-telling medium. 

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