A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached

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Read A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return Online Free - When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and her little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safehome. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood recollections of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.

Title : A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return
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ISBN : 0761385681
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 188 pages


Sesana rated it ★★★★☆

January 06, 2015

Much like I Remember Beirut, this is a graphic novel memoir of Abirached's childhood during the civil war in Lebanon. But it approaches the idea from a different perspective. I Remember Beirut was a scattered, but effective, glimpse at a difficult life through details only. A Game for Swallows is...

Γιώργος rated it ★★★★★

May 16, 2016

Υπέροχο graphic novel!! Σε συνεπαίρνει, και είναι απο τις περιπτώσεις που νιώθεις να βρίσκεσαι κάπου εκεί δίπλα. Αφορά μια πολύ γλυκειά παρέα που συναθροίζεται σε ένα διαμέρισμα στα όρια της "πράσινης γραμμής" στο Λίβανο την ίδια ωρα που η πόλη βομβαρδίζεται. Δείχνει την αγωνία και τις όμορφες στ...

Jeffrey rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 28, 2015

"A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return" didn't do much for me. It tells the story of two children spending the night in their foyer while their parents are stuck just blocks away behind the east/west barricade. Neighbors stop by, some worrying ensues, we get a backstory or two, then th...

Shellie rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2013

A Game for Swallows was my first foray into a graphic texts. The subject matter seemed incongruous with the format, yet now that I’ve experienced it, I can’t imagine a better way of approaching it. The artwork is sufficiently innocent, providing a stark contrast (just as stark as the black and wh...

antónio rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2016

Zeina Abirached nasceu no Líbano, em 1981. Viveu os primeiros dez anos da sua vida em Beirute, uma cidade debaixo de fogo, destruída por uma sangrenta guerra civil. "A Dança das Andorinhas" retrata uma noite na vida das famílias que habitam um prédio na zona este de Beirute, perto da linha divisór...

Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2016

The illustrations in this graphic novel are all in black and white, intense, no shades of gray, emphasizing the gravity of the situation a handful of people in an apartment building in Beirut, Lebanon, find themselves in as they wait for the snipers to stop shooting. Zeina and her little brother...

Márcia rated it ★★★☆☆

September 03, 2016

Agora que comecei a descobrir a novela gráfica, acho que corro sérios riscos de me viciar neste género. Depois de Fun Home, aventurei-me com A Dança das Andorinhas. Aproveito para vos falar da colecção Novela Gráfica da Levoir, que está a sair semanalmente (quinta-feira) com o Público. A colecção...

Jen rated it ★★★★☆

March 06, 2013

I think it's hard to find stories about war that are appropriate for kids. This graphic novel does a good job at showing exactly what living in a war torn country can be like.

Fábio rated it ★★★☆☆

August 13, 2017

Será possível falar deste livro sem ter Persepolis ( Marjane Satrapi) como pano de fundo? Sim, possivelmente. Para maiores conhecedores deste universo ( novela gráfica) que eu, seguramente. Mas a verdade é que está parceria favorece. Ambos! Onde Persepolis é amplo, político, abrangente e de longo a...

Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2016

In the same way that Persepolis touched many hearts and informed many minds about parts of the Middle East, this stunning graphic novel describes the lives of ordinary men, women, and children in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, in 1984. Drawing from her own experience as a child, the author/illustrator...

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