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Drawn to Palestinian Memory: Baddawi, a Graphic Novel - A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Leila Abdelrazaq

In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, Julie Hakim Azzam speaks with author Leila Abdelrazaq, who discusses her graphic novel based on her father's childhood in the Baddawi refugee camp in Lebanon.

Leila is a Chicago­-based Palestinian author, artist, and organizer. She graduated from DePaul University in 2015 with a BFA in Theatre Arts and a BA in Arabic Studies. She has been involved in both national and local community organizing around the issue of Palestine since 2011. Leila was a participant in the 2015 Palestine Festival of Literature. Her debut graphic novel, Baddawi, was recently shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards. She is also the creator of several other short comix and zines.


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