Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
These books are regularly taken by the team to enjoy, spreading our love of a great story.
We’ve decided to spread this joy of storytelling further.
Every few weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the graphics novels which line the shelves of our Story Studio, focusing on their story and sharing why we loved it. You can catch the latest instalment which looked at ‘Ghost World’ by Daniel Clowes here.
‘The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984’ by Riad Sattouf.
‘The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984’ is a three-part series of graphic novels by Riad Sattouf.
The series tells the incredible story of Riad Sattouf’s childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators. Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father.
This striking imagery and story recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi’s Libya, and Assad’s Syria.
One of the most interesting parts of this story is Sattouf’s relationship with his father. He is a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation.
This a phenomenal and thought-provoking series about a one mans childhood and how it shapes his life.