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Journalism by Joe Sacco

Journalism (2012)

by Joe Sacco

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Authors:Joe Sacco
Info:Metropolitan Books (2012), Hardcover, 208 pages
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Tags:Maltese, Read in Dutch, Comics, Journalism, War, Translated by Arend Jan van Oudheusden & Pieter van Oudheusden

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Journalism by Joe Sacco (2012)

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This is a collection of reportages in graphic novel format, written/designed between 1998 and 2011, focusing on the plight of people affected by war or poverty. The stories cover places such as the Palestinian Territories, the Caucasus, Iraq, the refugee camps in Malta and India. In their stark and unflinching look at the plight of the people portrayed, they challenge our humanity. ( )
  sushicat | Jan 14, 2016 |
Compilation of short "stories", covering different humanitarian problems around the world (India, Chechenya, Yugoslavia...). As usual, Sacco introduces very well the background of the place. Few draws and words give a very informative view on the situation. Then he goes deeper into it interviewing the people in the field.

Informative, interesting although it won't make you feel really good about humanity. ( )
  ivan.frade | Oct 13, 2014 |
  shawjonathan | Feb 19, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805094865, Hardcover)

A first for the world's greatest cartoon reporter, a collection of journalism, including articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States

Over the past decade, Joe Sacco, "our moral draughtsman" (Christopher Hitchens), has increasingly turned to short-form comics journalism to report from the sidelines of wars around the world. Collected here for the first time, Sacco's darkly funny, revealing reportage confirms his standing as one of the foremost war correspondents working today.

In "The Unwanted," Sacco chronicles the detention of Saharan refugees who have washed up on the shores of Malta; "Chechen War, Chechen Women" documents the trial without end of widows in the Caucasus; and "Kushinagar" goes deep into the lives of India's untouchables, who are hanging "onto the planet by their fingernails." Other pieces take Sacco to the smuggling tunnels of Gaza; the trial of Milan Kovacevic, Bosnian warlord, in The Hague; and the darkest chapter in recent American history, Abu Ghraib. And on a mission with American troops—pieces never published in the United States—he confronts the misery and absurdity of the war in Iraq.

Among Sacco's most mature, accomplished work, Journalism demonstrates the power of our premier cartoonist to chronicle human experience with a force that often eludes other media.

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A journalistic collection in comic book format from the sid3elines of wars around the world includes articles on the American military in Iraq, the Caucasus widow trials, the dilemmas of India's "untouchables," and the smuggling tunnels of Gaza.

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