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The Arab of the Future Volume 1 : 1978 - 1984 UK Edition

Riad Sattouf
Riad Sattouf
The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of three dictators — Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father. Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria — but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation. 
 
Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the trail of his mismatched parents: his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult — 'Jewish'. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace. 
 
Two Roads, paperback, 160 pages, published September 2016 
 

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The Arab of the Future

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