As You Were (Al Khan Book 4)

As You Were (Al Khan Book 4) Download As You Were Al Khan Book 4 Author Tarek Shahin Capitalsoftworks.co.uk AS YOU WERE Is The Fourth Series Of Al Khan By Tarek Shahin.More Than Three Years Have Passed Since Omar And Nada Were Made To Exit Their Beloved News Publication, Al Khan But Their Country Has Been In The News As A Once Stable Egypt Emerges From A Period Of Unprecedented Social Unrest, Omar Looks To His Past For A Way Forward And As Alia And Yunan Try To Fend Off A New Challenge To Free Speech, Nada Is Once Again Left On Unsure Footing.Al Khan First Appeared Daily In The Pages Of The Daily News Egypt. Nada and Omar have left Egypt in the dust Omar is as shifty as always, quickly changing allegations to suit the avenue of large financial acquisitions Yet he is capable of undeniable wisdom, sometimes profound, often shallow Nada is cast adrift, a revolutionary without a revolution Lacking bigger problems, they find themselves battling the smaller conflicts that beset a quiet life Meanwhile, Al Khan is floundering, quickly becoming outmoded by a rapid technological onset, posing an entirely new set of challenges for its heirs, Alia and Yunan, who scramble for solutions to new and old problems As always, the ironies come fast and furious, as do the jokes Admittedly still possessing a lack of expansive Egyptian cultural and historical knowledge, I nevertheless was able to appreciate what Shahin is getting at No matter how corrupt, how unbelievably imposs
It s fascinating to see how much of an international language comics can be I don t know much about Egyptian politics Heck, some aspects of US politics are still mysterious to me as well And yet this book resonates with me The characters feel real and true I get enough of the references to find the strip funny, even if some cartoons may not hit my funny bone in quite the same way as they would someone living closer to that part of the world It reminds me a bit of the comic strip Doonesbury Despit
I really enjoyed this book but it did not compare to Rise, Shahin s first book collection of the preceding three volume s of comics Initially, this series really gave me a gripping sense of the fierce political dynamics in Egypt, while As You Were took most of the characters apart and much of the story is takes place in London, England Too much time had passed and there were too many new characters and events that needed additional development In the first volumes, there was development on the back story and history of political figures, organizations, and movements connections and people were explained clearly Cartoons in this volume jumped around and I found it a bit difficult to follow at times There was some commentary and explanation of the revolution and current events but I was really hoping for At one moment, I laughed out loud because Shahin even alluded to how Omar s his move to England affected this satirically in a few frames you will see There was, of course, Shahin s winning clever humor and balance of political and cultural characters to convey myriad satirical perspectives throughout the story This, I love, and it often says so much about s
This graphic novel is 4 in a series, and unfortunately, I haven t read the first three, so I m a bit uncertain about what happened in the earlier books The characters in this story are Omar, who was the publisher of the Al Khan newspaper After his grandfather s death, Omar was fired, along with Nada, the editor The events in this book were published in daily strips in the Daily News Egypt newspaper from November 2013 May 2104 Egypt is still in turmoil after the revolution, and people are still protesting and being arrested Omar gets an offer to return to London and re join a bank he used to work for He s eager to leave the chaos of Cairo behind, and when in London, immediately gets sucked into the daily life where the events back home seem far away and not at all interesting When Nada comes to London, too, personal and professional concerns take precedence over events back in Egypt It s very interesting to read about th
I received this book from Shahin as a gift and enjoyed it I am starting to feel a sense of attachment to the characters There was a lot that happened between books and explained as an update that were quite surprising There is change in setting and also an introduction of a character from South Africa that provides a nuanced perspective of Africa as well There were still moments where I found myself laughing out loud on the train and thought it was brilliant that Shahin himself makes an appearance In terms of the form
Finished this in one day Loved it Full review to come GOODREADS GIVEAWAY WIN.Review to follow.x

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  • Paperback
  • 156 pages
  • As You Were (Al Khan Book 4)
  • Tarek Shahin
  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • 9781502404565