The Arab of the Future 2: A Childhood in the Middle East author Riad Sattouf

<i>The Arab of the Future 2: A Childhood in the Middle East</i> author Riad Sattouf

Courtesy Olivier Marty

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2016-09-29 19:15:00
7:15 p.m. September 29
free, resv. required

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Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA  90071
213-228-7025

Cartoonist-filmmaker Riad Sattouf was born in Paris to French-Syrian parents. He contributed to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for 10 years (before its office was the target of terrorist attacks, which killed 12 people, in 2015), and has directed two films, including 2012's Jacky in Women's Kingdom, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. Last year, he published The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984, a graphic memoir translated into 15 languages, chronicling his early life, from his parents meeting at the Sorbonne University to the six years he spent as a child in Libya and Syria. As part of Central Library's ALOUD series, Sattouf discusses with KCRW host Elvis Mitchell the sequel, The Arab of the Future 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985, which focuses on his youth and schooling in Syria under president Hafez al-Assad's regime.

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