Author Reading: Leila Abdelrazaq, BADDAWI

Baddawi is a coming-of-age story about a young boy
named Ahmad struggling to find his place in the world. Raised in a
refugee camp called Baddawi in northern Lebanon, Ahmad is just one of
the many thousands of children born to Palestinians who fled their
homeland after the war. In this visually arresting graphic novel, Leila
Abdelrazaq explores her father’s childhood in the 1960s and 70s from a
boy’s perspective, as he witnesses the world crumbling around him and
attempts to carry on, forging his own path in the midst of terrible
uncertainty. Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-based Palestinian artist and
organizer. She is a recent graduate of DePaul University where she
double majored in Theatre Arts and Arabic Studies. During her time at
DePaul, Leila served in her chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine
(SJP), helping to pass the DePaul Divest referendum.

Event date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago