LSE Arts public conversation
Arab Dreams: growing up in the shadow of dictators
Date: Thursday 22 September 2016, 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Riad Sattouf
Riad Sattouf () graphic novel series The Arab of the Future tells the unforgettable story of his childhood, spent in the shadows of three dictators – Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father - revealing the inner workings of a tormented country and a tormented family, taking in the sweep of Middle Eastern politics of the 1980s, the ascendency of religion, and the persistence of poverty.