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The Resource Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco

Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco

Label
Footnotes in Gaza
Title
Footnotes in Gaza
Statement of responsibility
by Joe Sacco
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the great cartoonist-reporter, a sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime. Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place. The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. On the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been bulldozed to rubble. Rafah is today and has always been a notorious flashpoint in this bitterest of conflicts. In 1956, one incident left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli soldiers -- cold-blooded massacre or dreadful mistake-- reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war
Summary
"From the great cartoonist-reporter, a sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in the most vexed of places. Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place. Raw concrete buildings front trash-strewn alleys. The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. On the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been bulldozed to rubble. Rafah is today and has always been a notorious flashpoint in this bitterest of conflicts. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident, in 1956, that left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli soldiers. Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing, that day in Rafah-- cold-blooded massacre or dreadful mistake-- reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco immerses himself in daily life of Rafah and the neighboring town of Khan Younis, uncovering Gaza past and present. Spanning fifty years, moving fluidly between one war and the next, alive with the voices of fugitives and schoolchildren, widows and sheikhs, Footnotes in Gaza captures the essence of a tragedy" -- from publisher's web site
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Oregon Book Awards, Pacific Northwest College of Art Graphic Literature Award, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
330492
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sacco, Joe
Dewey number
956.040222
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Massacres
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Violence
  • Massacres
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Violence
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Rafaḥ
  • Khān Yūnus
Target audience
adult
Label
Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000045407048
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 385 p.
Isbn
9780224071093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)370356594
Label
Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000045407048
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 385 p.
Isbn
9780224071093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)370356594

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