Footnotes In Gaza; A Must Read Comic

‘Footnotes In Gaza’ by Joe Sacco is a graphic novel that explores the political history of the Gazan struggle. Set in the first person from the perspective of the writer, a Jewish born Israeli, it accounts the history of the Palestinian people exodus through the first hand accounts of the militias, politicians and locals, the interviews set as the driving force of the comics narrative.
Not only does the comic explore the inhuman treatment within Gaza, its gonzo style adds an deep emotional understanding of the sometimes harsh characters, allowing the reader to see it in an un-bias manner.
Sacco has managed to capture the violent history of that particular regions past in a easily understandable medium offering wider knowledge to those previously ignorant to the violations of human rights present in Gaza and the West Bank.

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