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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Footnotes in Gaza
  • Joe Sacco
  • English
  • 22 September 2018
  • 9780805073478

10 thoughts on “Footnotes in Gaza

  1. says:

    Let s be honest for a moment the only thing I know about Willard Quine, the 20th century Harvard philosopher, is a tacit understanding of his idea of recalcitrant experiences And, having picked it up in a casual conversation at a Thanksgiving party than a decade ago, I may not even have that right.The idea is 1 that each person has created a complex web of beliefs that fit together in such a way as to support their perception of the world and 2 as new pieces of information are assimilated, they are woven into the web in such a way that the worldview is supported still strongly Recalcitrant experiences, however, are those pieces of new information that cannot be assimilated into the web and, because of this, shatter a portion of the web of belief to such a degree that it must be rewoven a task that alters sometimes greatly the shape and pattern of that web and therefore the worldview it supports The end of the matter is that the worldview shifts in previously unexpected ways.Reading the work of Joe Sacco was, for me, a recalcitrant experience.Let s go back a decade or two to my formative Christian education I grew up in California s premiere non denominational denomination Calvary Chapel, an outgrowth of and reaction to the Four Square tradition, is what one might call very dispensational As a teenager, it was not uncommon to see intricate charts illustrating all the maddening complexities of the eschatological framework that despotically governed our motivations much of what we did was in mind of the imminent rapture of the church and its concordant seven years of tribulation with a capital T And above all things in our late twentieth century world, there was one idea that was of the utmost importance to bless Israel was to curry favour with God and to curse Israel was to invite wrath and judgment And even thinking a negative thought about the nation skirted cursing Israel so closely as to be indistinguishable from it.In point of fact, the Israeli nation could do no wrong.Israel occupies a special place in the dispensational understanding of things As opposed to covenantal perspectives, dispensationalism holds Israel and her children in such high esteem that Messianic Jews are often seen as some glorious chimera who, being Jews, likely hold the keys to interpreting all the particularly knotty issues the Scriptures hold Maps in textbooks of the region called Palestine are edited with Sharpies to become maps of Israel There is within dispensational circles some variety of opinion as to just how deeply those descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob should be revered, but in common to the last man, American dispensationalists seem to be deeply fearful of the president who finally gives in to the powers of the world and decides to stop supporting Israel.Such an action would surely lead to the ruin of the American nation We would be cursed of God We would flee in seven ways from before our enemies The skies would be as bronze There would be molds Plural.So then, what did Joe Sacco do The first thing and the one that affected me recalcitrantly was craft a comic called Palestine Palestine and the Shifting Sands of ParadigmsSacco is a special kind of journalist Over the last fifteen years, he s produced book after book giving readers an up close perspective of areas of the world torn by the kind of traumas that Americans will likely never have to face At least not in our generation Maybe in the next if they are especially unlucky.1999 s Palestine was a sprawling, 288 page non fictional comic book that chronicles Sacco s experience in Palestine at the tail end of the First Intifada that is, the uprising of the Palestinian people against what they considered to be the oppressive Israeli regime this lasted from 1987 through 1993 Sacco peppers his narrative with interview after interview, speaking to both Palestinians and Israelis, though spending time on the Palestinian side of the equation At one point he responds to a skeptical Israeli woman who wonders why he isn t interested in interviewing Israelis, telling the reader that he s heard Israel s side of things his entire life.I could relate Ever since I was old enough to know that there was still a nation called Israel and old enough to know that there was a PLO and Arabs and a Palestinian people, I knew that Israel was the good guy and all those nations around them were the enemy who wanted Israel dead, who wanted God s chosen people dead There was no way I was able to process information that might portray Israel in a negative light save to either spin it positively or simply reject it as the, quote unquote, Bias of the Liberal Media.What Israel attacked Palestine and a bunch of citizens were killed Well, the Palestinians know that Israel s policy is to return an attack with a force greater than that with which they were attacked They should just stop attacking What Israel s taking land from the Palestinians in order to house new Jewish immigrants Well, it is their land after all God did promise it to them The Palestinians are just lucky the Israelis don t act like God commanded them to in the Old Testament What Israel s torturing and killing innocent people In cold blood Liberal lies.It s very easy to maintain a belief system when one is immune to new information Of course, Sacco s Palestine hit me in a way I was totally unprepared for Instead of railing against Israel, instead of merely exposing some of their dubious methods of controlling the Palestinian people, it took a far direct route It did something I could never have expected or defended against.It humanized the people of Palestine.It did the same for the Israelis, sure, but in my mind they were already quite human It was the Palestinians who were essentially kobolds or orcs, fantastic creatures whose whole existence was devoted to the hope of Israel s destruction Yet Sacco unveils a people rich in culture, grievously wronged by world powers generations earlier, and presently stuck in circumstances with no ready solution Their populace is as varied in its opinions, beliefs, and desires as is our own Some want peace at all costs Some want a fair and equitable resolution to the conflict Some want reparations And some want war so badly that it hurts These were people with dreams and nightmares People governed by hope and by hopelessness.These were, whether I liked it or not, people.And so, Joe Sacco, with a single book, turned my ability to mis understand Israel s place in the Middle East on its ear Suddenly I was able to hear things I had been previously deaf to I was able at last to empathize with the plights of my brothers and sisters who happen to be Palestinian More, I became able to empathize with people in a vast array of cultures that had previously been marginalized by my theological framework By the time I had read Palestine, I had abandoned dispensationalism a couple years earlier but had still retained my warm hearted sentiment toward the Israeli nation I can t imagine how chaotic this shift in thinking would have been had I still held doggedly to the dispensational system Footnotes in Gaza A New OpportunityStill, that was years ago And really, not much has changed in the Palestinian Israeli relationship Palestinians still feel oppressed and rightly so and lob bombs into Israel destroying the lives of random people with mothers and children and lovers and Israelis still feel attacked and rightly so and shoot missiles into Palestine destroying the lives of random people with mothers and children and lovers The tragic circle of self perpetuated war and terror continues and my anger at both groups swells like the tides under a full moon So why bring this up now The thing is Joe Sacco has a new book and I got it for Christmas And devoured it before New Year s After several excellent journalistic comics featuring the Bosnian war and its aftermath, Sacco returns once to the Palestinian conflict And this time he has a far specific goal in mind Footnotes in Gaza, at 432 lushly illustrated pages, offers a new avenue for Americans who support Israel unreservedly to experience a paradigm shift and the opportunity to experience the conflict from the eyes of those who hold a perspective unique from anything we could ever muster on our own.In Footnotes, Sacco splits time between present day Gaza that is, 2003 these things take a long time to draw and Gaza in 1956 where he hopes to unveil the truth behind two massacres the Israelis purportedly carried out against Palestinian civilians at the end of the Suez Crisis In the present day, Sacco moves from contact to contact with his guide and advisor, Abed, as they seek out anyone who lived through the terrible events Along the way, Sacco treats subjects as various as the mindset of insurgents, the demolition of Palestinian homes at the edge of the refugee camps, the sheer mass of poverty these people experience, Palestinian reaction to American interventionism, and briefly the death of Rachel Corrie As he slowly unveils what happened and what may have happened Sacco is at all times circumspect about the fact that his interviewees are all very old and that their stories oftentimes conflict , we re given a sense of just how desperate the situation is not for the region but for the people What is so often lost in the news reports we hear from Gaza is that these terrible circumstances are not just part of a larger political struggle and the ways of nations, but that these horrors are the fabric from which individual human lives are cut If not for the hand of a fate that we can neither predict nor understand, that could be my mother whose leg was blown off in the most recent shelling That could be my daughter who was killed in a Palestinian incursion That could be my home being demolished suddenly for no better reason than that it provides decent cover for potential insurrectionists In Footnotes, Sacco proves that he is becoming better and better at what he does Prior books Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde are both fantastic treatments of their unique subjects, but with his present work, Sacco shows a lot of narrative growth The book is hard and unrelenting and funny and insightful and the way Sacco threads the whole thing together speaks to the fact that he is becoming a master at the craft There have been criticisms that Sacco is too biased toward the plight of the Palestinians and that Footnotes is clearly a work of propaganda These arguments however show that either the critics failed to actually read the work or they were so ready to assign the author blame that they missed the nuance that carries Sacco through his endeavor The author continually remarks at how little verifiable information they have on these massacres He notes baldly his skepticism toward a number of interviewers He records with faithfulness the distasteful rhetoric of some of his contacts e.g those who wish for suicide bombings and those who wish for the destruction of America He records the Israeli perspective of how and why certain things happened Or even if they happened Joe Sacco, like everyone, has his sympathies, but they certainly should not get in the way of this beautifully rendered, thoughtful remark upon a situation that is even now tearing at the seams of the world and baffling world leaders who want to see it end but can puzzle out no easy solution.I try not to read Sacco s books too often because they tear at my soul My first reaction is rage and fury, but then I recall that this entire situation is built on the stuff Rage and fury never solved these kinds of conflict And so, instead I am overcome by grief and a sadness that I am completely powerless to protect these people, to offer them any kind of real support beyond educating myself and those within my circles I try not to read Sacco s books too often, but I do read them because they are important and essential They work to keep me human and they work to remind me that others are too I think of the Palestinians our brothers and sisters who live under constant threat simply for the fact that they were born in the wrong place I think we can do better than this We don t have to be so cruel and hateful and angry and greedy and terrifying And then, I remember history and how if history teaches us anything, it s that there will be no end to this kind of horror save for the grave review courtesy of Good Ok Bad


  2. says:

    This book is all about Gaza, where those Palestinians live You ve heard all this woebegone Palestinian stuff before, too many times What a benighted people they are, either victims or terrorists, that s all they ever seem to be, and this big book reinforces that stereotype on every page It s about Joe Sacco s quixotic one man research mission into two atrocities committed by Israeli armed forces in 1956 oh yeah, very worthy Joe was offended that these two massacres had been simply beneath the notice of every writer about the period It wasn t that they d been airbrushed out of history, they d never managed to get into history to be airbrushed out They just hadn t ever been mentioned, apart from one truncated UN report which no one read So Joe takes himself to Gaza in 2002 and 2003 and tries to interview all the old men and women who were there back in 1956 So this painfully earnest book is about Joe s dogged attempts to find, interview and understand the survivors of these atrocities Joe s reconstruction of events of 1956and bursting brutally into everything Joe does the shit that was going down all around Joe as he treks around Rafah with his Palestinian mate Abed Demolitions, bullets flying, people being killed, day in, day out I think that the day to day stuff is what this book is really about.Not unreasonably, some people Joe meets tend to say things like What the something untranslatable do you want to bother with 1956 for, are you crazy They just bulldozed my house and my mother s house Write about that Joe encounters all sorts of stuff, including Hamas demonstrations featuring balaclava d guys wearing fake suicide bomber jackets and holding up pix of their hero Saddam Hussain.I don t deny that this book is one long festival of misery and tears and you do tend to get inured to all these scenes of horror Occasionally something gets through and jolts the reader s composure, like the taxi driver who suddenly freaks out and yells They killed a pregnant woman yesterday AND THEY SAID THEY WERE SORRY Let s do what WE need to do and then WE CAN SAY WE RE SORRY I remember my own mother, watching the tv news about Palestine, this was years ago, and she would sometimes say Why do they treat these people like that The Jews of all people should know what it s like But the way I see it, the abused child does not grow up to be a saint, quite often the opposite happens and the abused becomes in turn the abuser I don t think that s an original thought Joe Sacco creates beautiful, painful books But, you know, history will teach us nothing.


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    This book will make you angry It will also break your heart, assuming you have one.In 1956, during a brief conflict between Israel and Egypt that no one in America knows about since we weren t there and never made a TV show about it, Israeli troops raided the refugee towns of Khan Younis and Rafah in the Gaza Strip and killed upwards of 111 Arabs, most of whom were innocent bystanders.So why should we care about ancient history Many of Joe Sacco s sources say the same thing as he basically goes door to door through Gaza on the eve of the 2nd Iraq War gathering oral histories Who wants to talk about the past when there are plenty of atrocities to go around today But he presses on Footnotes in Gaza is as much the story of Sacco s search for an unrecorded piece of history as it is the story of what he uncovers That he renders the stories he collects into a comic book of all things is what really makes it work Words on paper are too cold, too abstract We hear them every day 20 killed in Pakistan, 30 in Afghanistan Numbers mean nothing Besides, they re others Muslims, terrorists, or whatever else Fox News wants us to be afraid of.What Sacco does is to give each victim a face each dead body, each child running for his life, each grieving widow who watches her home demolished, and every angry father, brother and son who sees no way out except through violence or surrender Sacco makes it impossible to turn away, except by the conscious effort of closing his book, and closing your eyes.


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    A Palestinian boy in this book was asking Joe Sacco about the reason he s chosen 1956 in particular and what good does it do to look at the past since Palestinians are going through the same situations nowadays if not worse His answer was simple and sufficient one day I tell him, 50 years from now they ll forget about you, too.This book is about his adventure to get to the bottom of what happened in Khan Younis and in Rafah in November 1956 According to UN figures quoted in the book, Israeli forces killed 275 Palestinians in Khan Younis on 3 November 1956 and 111 in Rafah on 12 November 1956.I never heard of 56 before I read this comic, and I am Palestinian, from Gaza Strip and from Khan Younis in particular But my parents never told me about it, neither is it mentioned a long with the well known massacres in Palestine and Lebanon It was very shocking to me and very new that it made me feel like an ignorant about my country s history The book starts with Khan Younis s side, and describes the mass murders of Palestinians where Israeli soldiers would line Palestinian men along long walls then start shooting blindly with countless numbers of bullets I read the testimonies of survivors and some massacred men s wives, or little children who witnessed it with their own eyes But this one testimony of a man who was a child then was so emotional to me and I reached this page and couldn t hold it.The great thing about Joe s documentation is that he isn t afraid to show flaws or inaccuracies in testimonies and he shows it when he feels that about a Palestinian s version of a story.Then he sets off to Rafah which had an even tragic massacre and even shocking stories It was complicated and detailed than Khan Younis s, where men were gathered in a local school then were showered by bullets. But not all even managed to get there, the slow ones were shot before reaching the school, and soldiers with sticks were standing at the gates of the school beating whoever they can from the Palestinians, who had to jump over barbed wires when entering With minor differences in the stories of the witnesses, it was a very solid documentation from Sacco about this massacre 56 years ago This is an image of a poignant memory that almost all witnesses had. And all their stories were identical about this part, because of the fear they had at that momentHe also mentioned some stories from the modern time of the demolishing of houses in Rafah, and the story of Rachel Corey s death where he was present and visited the hospital she was transferred to after her death. He was actually a bit skeptical about the attention given to it as he mentioned the death of a Palestinian who died in the same day but had not as half as the attention that was given to Corey s case He explained it by how It became pretty normal for Palestinians to be killed and how their families are pretty much expecting it in any day.All in all this was a very unique experience for me, and I think Sacco s done an amazing job This is by far well put together and stronger than his book Palestine Loved it


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    Joe Sacco is not only a great illustrator, he is the Studs Terkel of war reporting, interviewing his many subjects, and compiling a history of two ignominious events in the Gaza Strip during 1956 7 I have read Sacco s other two books, Palestine and Safe Area Gorazade, both also insightful treatments of genuinely heart wrenching daily living circumstances and based on a solid foundation of Sacco s experience investigating the stories and the people whom service grand narrative structure.The only thing I kept thinking while reading it was, how I have read Speigelman s Maus series in college, and have heard some secondary school teachers teaching Maus portrayal of the Holocaust, and yet no one seems to be teaching Sacco s Palestine and or Footnotes in Gaza.I am not positing some hair brained conspiracy, nor baiting for comments of anti Semitism but it is worth pointing out that the graphic novel as a means of telling selling a hard truth is very effective, and if it is accepted generally in academic world for Maus treatment of the Holocaust, it seems only equitable the suffering of the Palestinians would be addressed in concert I guess it points out a larger absence of personhood voice that the whole circumstances surrounding Palestinians in the world s mind s eyeand that s a shame in my opinion.Read this book, and if your teach, TEACH THIS BOOK


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    The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son Ezekiel 18 20 When the facts come home to roost, let us try at least to make them welcome to give due account for the sake of freedom to the best in men and to the worst Hannah Arendt But I believe there ll come a day when the lion and the lamb Will lie down in peace together in JerusalemAnd there ll be no barricades then There ll be no wire or walls And we can wash all this blood from our hands And all this hatred from our soulsAnd I believe that on that day all the children of Abraham Will lay down their swords forever in JerusalemSteve Earle, Jerusalem Joe Sacco, to quote The New York Review of Books, is legitimately unique He is a journalist, cartoonist, and historian And he is, based on the books of his I ve read, one hell of a Mensch He focuses on the stories few journalists are willing to investigate Footnotes in Gaza is his masterpiece It tells the story of a little known and mostly forgotten historical episode the massacres of Palestinians in Khan Younis and Rafah, two cities in the extreme southern part of the Gaza Strip, that took place in 1956 Forty seven years after the events, in 2003, Sacco went to Gaza to find and interview people who lived at that time when, as he acknowledges throughout his book, memories were fragile and fallible He examined historical records He intertwined his account with the current events of 2003, when the U.S was preparing to invade Iraq and Israeli Defense Forces IDF were destroying houses in Rafah, which is on the Egyptian border, because of their suspected ties to terrorist activity His cartoonist s eye creates stunning images that make up for the lack of a visual record of the events he describes Although his vantage point is, for the most part, from within Gaza, only the most cynical, ideological, and narrow minded of critics could claim that Sacco s telling of the story and conclusions are not judicious.In 1956, British and French forces, supported by Israel, attempted to take control of the Suez Canal and oust the Egyptian leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser It was a failed fiasco that led to an American brokered cease fire that strengthened Nasser s standing in the Arab world The Gaza Strip, which was part of Egypt, was controlled by the IDF in 1956 and they tried to quell any resistance efforts from the local Palestinian population This set the stage for the events Sacco investigated.According to Sacco, this was a forgotten footnote in history, one that he first learned about as he worked on his book Palestine.The first incident took place in Khan Younis According to the Special Report of the Director of the United Nations Relief and Workers Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA The town of Khan Yunis and the Agency s camp adjacent thereto were occupied by Israel troops on the morning of 3 November The Israel authorities state that there was resistance to their occupation and that the Palestinian refugees formed part of that resistance On the other hand, the refugees state that all resistance had ceased at the time of the incident and that many unarmed citizens were killed as the Israel troops went through the town and camp, seeking men in possession of arms The exact number of dead and wounded are not known, but trustworthy lists of persons allegedly killed are 275 individuals In conversations with people living at that time, Sacco describes how the men of Khan Younis were gathered together and lined up facing a wall Indiscriminate shots were fired both at them and over their heads with the dead and wounded falling where they stood Sacco himself acknowledges, The U.N report presents to incompatible versions of the Khan Younis incident, and so in this case, as in many others, history by document drops us into a muddied soup of on the other hands and possibilities seasoned, perhaps, with a few probables But clearly the refugees claim in the U.N report dovetails with the eyewitness testimony Abed and I gathered many nears later Namely the fighting had stopped the men were unarmed they did not resist According to the same UNRWA report quoted above, another raid took place, ostensibly to find than 200 Egyptian soldiers suspected of hiding in Rafah On 12 November, a serious incident occurred in the Agency s camp at Rafah Both the Israel authorities and UNRWA s other sources of information agree that a number of refugees were killed and wounded at that time by occupying forces A difference of opinion exists as to how the incident happened and as to the numbers of killed and wounded It is agreed, however, that the incident occurred during a screening operation conducted by Israel forces The facts appear to be as follows Rafah is a very large camp than 32,000 refugees and the loudspeaker vans which called upon the men to gather at designated screening points were not heard by some of the refugee population sufficient time was not allowed for men to walk to the screening points In the confusion, a large number of refugees ran toward the screening points for fear of being late, and some Israel soldiers apparently panicked and opened fire on this running crowd sources consider ed trustworthy lists persons allegedly killed numbering 111 As with the Khan Younis incident, Sacco sorts through some conflicting accounts to conclude that some memories seem to have invented incidents, especially immediately after the shootings, and distorted time sequences.For example, Without corroboration, Abed and I are about to file this story under legend until, one day, someone tells us he had hear that the Israelis forced the director of the UN sanitation center to pick some workers to collect the bodies People s ability to take impromptu videos has changed history, but even when video evidence exists, it does not necessarily change preconceived conclusions or lead to justice For the events of 1956, for which no visual record exists, Sacco s cartoons help us to visualize how these images might have horrified people around the world Would contemporaneous photographs have changed the course of history Could they have humanized Palestinians and Israelis Would it have altered the public discussion about the Middle East What makes Sacco s works so compelling, however, is not just his investigative historical research, it is also how he puts his own experiences in field research We meet his guides and coworkers, who are locally based He also ties in the events around him as they are happening In this case, the destruction of houses along the Gaza Sinai border, the daily violence, the cheering of Saddam Hussein during the onset of the Iraq War, the struggle to survive in Gaza, and the uncertainty of day to day life for the residents of Gaza who are innocent victims of geo political conflict all become part of the narrative to find out about the history of 1956.It took Sacco than six years to write this book As he said in his acceptance speech of the Ridenhour Prize, during that time, many of the people he interviewed had died they did not live to see his work I think it would have meant a great deal to them This book proves that the sentiment attributed to George Berkeley that the aphorism If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make sound has an answer If we are willing to learn about the causes of forgotten or hidden events, they can make a thunderous sound But will the fact that we can now hear it make any difference in how we act today and in the future Addendum A great companion to Footnotes in Gaza is the Israeli film Lemon Tree .


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    graphic novel , , , , , , , , , , .50 years from now they ll forget about you, too Readathon18 11 26


  8. says:

    Komik yang menggetarkan batin.Footnotes from Gaza adalah graphic novel terbaik Joe Sacco menurutku, sepanjang karya karyanya sebelumnya yang sudah aku baca Penelusurannya terhadap fakta Insiden Rafah dan Khan Yunis tahun 1956 membuat Joe dan Abed partner lokal dan penerjemahnya keduanya menjadi ahli sejarah Insiden Rafah 1956 di dunia Graphic novel ini bikin aku takut, merinding, nyaris menangis, dan tertawa di tengah tengah halaman halamannya Meskipun sangat menyenangkan untuk terus membaca ulang novel grafis ini, aku menuntut Joe Sacco menulis dan menggambar komik komik hebat lainnya sebelum dia meninggal Haha Pembaca penuntut ya aku ini.Untuk tesis, sebenarnya buku ini jauh lebih bermanfaat untuk Tugas Akhirku yang dulu sudah duluan kubuat Tesisku tentang Tepi Barat sekarang, tapi setidaknya, buku ini menjelaskan banyak tentang suasana pemukiman dan pengungsian penduduk Palestina yang general terjadi di bagian manapun di seluruh Palestina dan sejarah awal terbentuknya pemukiman pengungsian tersebut Terima kasih sudah membuat graphic novel luar biasa ini, Joe Sacco, you are my all time favorite writer.


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    que vi las novelas gr ficas Palestine, me interes el trabajo de Joe Sacco Esta fue la primera novela gr fica de su autor a a la que le pude poner las manos encima y con m s de cuatrocientas p ginas, lo que la vuelve todo un tocho de novela gr fica LO VALE Sacco, en plena guerra, en vez de escribir sobre la guerra, va en busca de una historia m s vieja, una historia que podr a s lo pasar a la Historia con may sculas como una lista de muertos, o m s que como una lista, una simple cantidad Algo que se escribir a m s o menos as En tal d a de tal mes de 1956 murieron tantos palestinos Punto No m s Joe Sacco anda tras esa historia, buscando afectados, preguntando a la gente Y casi toda la gente, en el mejor de los casos, reacciona incr dula Por qu anda tras esa historia cuando en ese momento les est n derrumbado sus casas Por qu no escribe o en este caso, dibuja de lo que est pasando en ese momento Pero no Sacco va en busca de la historia que quiere, la de 1956, al tiempo que cuenta como es la vida en Rafah, ese peque o pueblo en la Franja de Gaza, y hace notar lo comunes que son los funerales de m rtires, las casas derrumbadas por israel s, los muertos de un d a s y un d a tambi n Primero, tengo que admitir que no sab a nada o casi nada de la Franja de Gaza cuando empec a leer aqu , del conflicto Palestina Israel tambi n sab a poco, muy poco Y lo que sab a era por comentarios de Facebook que dec an que los jud os ten an bien merecido el holocausto por lo que estaban haciendo en Palestina de gente que cree que las tragedias se comparan y se justifican con otras, as que no se puede decir que mis fuentes sean fiables.Hablando en espec fico de este libro, por supuesto que lo recomiendo si les interesa saber un poco m s Me hubiera gustado que Sacco buscara m s pluralidad de voces para su historia l ase, no acudir a las mujeres s lo cuando era el ltimo recurso , pero en general est bien contada Junta el pasado con el presente y lo hace bien Habla de como depura las historias y c mo comprueba que quiz le est n diciendo la verdad Sin embargo, con todo eso, reconoce que no se siente con derecho a juzgar los recuerdos de la gente, por m s falsos que sean, porque ellos parecen recordarlo como si de verdad hubiera ocurrido ayer Ocurre en uno dos casos, en los que alguna persona aseguro haber hecho algo, hu do de alguna manera, haber visto morir a alguien Y luego ni siquiera sus familiares lo confirman Sobre la historia no tengo nada que criticar Pas y as la recuerdan, as que, igual que Sacco, qui n soy yo para meterme con los recuerdos de la gente Pareciera que Footnotes In Gaza es uno de esos trabajos hechos espec ficamente para dejarte pensando que el mundo es una mierda, pero creo que no Al menos no desde la perspectiva que lo pone el dibujante y escritor En su tiempo en Gaza hizo amigos y creo lazos y nos deja ver eso en su historia Yo, finalmente, por inter s, busqu algunas im genes para darme una idea de d nde demonios estaba ubicada la historia, y aunque me gustar a decir que me sorprend , la verdad es que no Bueno, despu s de una ligera sequ a de libros y rese as, este es el ltimo libro que he le do y que, por supuesto, merec a una rese a en condiciones, aunque presiento que no le interesar a mucha gente Aun as , por el incre ble trabajo period stico recomendado


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    Joe Sacco s whole career has been leading up to writing this book He s documenting a massacre that s been little known except by its survivors until now, and also writing about the problems of documenting a particular trauma from 50 years ago in a place saturated by layer after layer of trauma, where fresh and current traumas keep interceding It s brilliant But not exactly a light read.


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Footnotes in Gazacharacters Footnotes in Gaza, audiobook Footnotes in Gaza, files book Footnotes in Gaza, today Footnotes in Gaza, Footnotes in Gaza b51bd From The Great Cartoonist Reporter, A Sweeping, Original Investigation Of A Forgotten Crime In The Most Vexed Of Places Rafah, A Town At The Bottommost Tip Of The Gaza Strip, Is A Squalid Place Raw Concrete Buildings Front Trash Strewn Alleys The Narrow Streets Are Crowded With Young Children And Unemployed Men On The Border With Egypt, Swaths Of Rafah Have Been Bulldozed To Rubble Rafah Is Today And Has Always Been A Notorious Flashpoint In This Bitterest Of Conflicts Buried Deep In The Archives Is One Bloody Incident, In , That Left Palestinians Dead, Shot By Israeli Soldiers Seemingly A Footnote To A Long History Of Killing, That Day In Rafah Cold Blooded Massacre Or Dreadful Mistake Reveals The Competing Truths That Have Come To Define An Intractable War In A Quest To Get To The Heart Of What Happened, Joe Sacco Immerses Himself In Daily Life Of Rafah And The Neighboring Town Of Khan Younis, Uncovering Gaza Past And Present Spanning Fifty Years, Moving Fluidly Between One War And The Next, Alive With The Voices Of Fugitives And Schoolchildren, Widows And Sheikhs, Footnotes In Gaza Captures The Essence Of A Tragedy As In Palestine And Safe Area Gora De, Sacco S Unique Visual Journalism Has Rendered A Contested Landscape In Brilliant, Meticulous Detail Footnotes In Gaza, His Most Ambitious Work To Date, Transforms A Critical Conflict Of Our Age Into An Intimate And Immediate Experience


About the Author: Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco was born in Malta on October 2, 1960 At the age of one, he moved with his family to Australia, where he spent his childhood until 1972, when they moved to Los Angeles He began his journalism career working on the Sunset High School newspaper in Beaverton, Oregon While journalism was his primary focus, this was also the period of time in which he developed his penchant for humor and sa