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Memories of a Childhood Split Between France and the Middle East

“My main language is comics,” the French graphic artist Riad Sattouf says. “I have made movies, but when I think, it’s in drawings, so that’s how I first had to tell this story.” Sattouf’s story, which he chronicles in his multivolume autobiographical memoir “The Arab of the Future,” is one of a childhood split between France, his mother’s native country, and the Middle East, where his father, a Syrian academic, moved the family when Sattouf was two.
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