Art on a Green Line

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Zeina Abirached

Paris, France

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return (2012)

Graphic novel. Private collection

Taking a documentary approach, this graphic novel recounts an evening of intense battles experienced by the author during childhood. That night, Abirached, her brother, and a group of caring neighbors were confined to the only safe room in an apartment building located on the Green Line as they waited for her parents trapped in the grandmother’s house located few blocks away.

The story introduces us to the rich multicultural fabric of Lebanese society and to the severe transformations it underwent during a prolonged and difficult period of war.