Meet Graphic Novelist Deena Mohamed: Interview + Q&A

6 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 8, 2021
Meet Graphic Novelist Deena Mohamed: Interview + Q&A

Online Livestream

Join us for a live-streamed interview with AANM artist-in-residence, Egyptian illustrator and graphic designer Deena Mohamed, moderated by ACCESS and AANM Communications Specialist, Lujine Nasralla. Deena will discuss her graphic novel trilogy شبيك لبيك Shubeik Lubeik, the process of translating it to English, as well as her overall career as a graphic novelist.

Deena Mohamed is an Egyptian illustrator and graphic designer who first started creating comics at 18 with the viral satirical webcomic starring a Muslim superheroine, Qahera. Her graphic novel trilogy, Shubeik Lubeik, is an urban fantasy set in Cairo about a world where you can buy and sell wishes. The first volume of the trilogy was awarded Best Graphic Novel and the Grand Prize of the Cairo Comix Festival (2017). All three volumes are published by Dar el Mahrousa in Arabic, and the English translation of all three volumes combined has been acquired by Pantheon (U.S.) and Granta (U.K.), due to be released in 2022. She lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.

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  • July 8, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm