Art on a Green Line

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Joumana Medlej

London, UK

Malaak, Angel of Peace Vol. 1 (2007)

Comic Book. Private collection

Malaak (Arabic for “angel”) is a superhero born out of the Holy Cedars of Lebanon at the beginning of the war. She is sent by the ancient guardians of the land to combat the evil beings that have instigated the warfare.

Like all comic book heroes, she has to live a double life and hide her powers; unlike such heroes, she is not a symbol of a modern secular world but a modern spiritual one. The story begins on the Green Line with iconic photographs from the war including that of a group of women fighters behind barracks.

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