Baddawi
(Just World Books, 2015)



Baddawi is the story of 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 refugee children born to Palestinians who fled their homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel.

In this visually arresting graphic novel, Leila Abdelrazaq explores her father’s childhood in the 1960s and ’70s from a boy’s eye view as he witnesses the world crumbling around him and attempts to carry on, forging his own path in the midst of terrible uncertainty.

Since its publication in 2015, Baddawi has been translated into Korean (Hudd Books, Seoul, 2016), Arabic (Kalimat Group, Sharjah, 2017), and French (Steinkis Editions, Paris, 2018). Baddawi was also shortlisted for the 2015 Palestine Book Awards.