I ad big Clubland UK: On the Door in the Rave Era hopes for this work Iave recently "had the pleasure of reading non fiction graphic novels and Tears of an Afghan Warlord looked like it was going "the pleasure of reading non fiction graphic novels and Tears of an Afghan Warlord looked like it was going be informative thought provoking and an easy to recommend work This Hunger Valley however was not to be At All The work is confusing unprofessional poorly laid out and if I m perfectlyonest aggravatingAllow me to explainAs I started reading the work I tried desperately to determine why this woman Pascale Bourgaux was traveling to Afghanistan I knew she was a reporter but I The Book of Tapas had no clue as to what she wanted to report on Once Pascale ander cameraman actually get to Afghanistan we discover that the warlord Mamour Hasan Love Is A Four Letter Word has inviteder But wait In the next page they re trying to film a gathering of government officials and start chasing after Mamour as if they ve never seen A Grant County Collection: Indelible, Faithless and Skin Privilege him before Huh Another scene that left me scratching myead was when Pascale is waiting to collect Success her bags at the Afghan airport She spies a woman wearing a mini skirt and uickly runs over toer to tell The Magic of Thinking Big her she shouldn t be wearing an outfit like that and that the woman should come wither immediately to avoid getting in trouble But in the very next panel it appears that Pascale A Lucid Dreamer: The Life of Peter Redgrove has climbed into a car andas left the poor woman standing alone on the sidewalk still in Peas Book of Best Friends her mini skirt WhatUnfortunately this would only be the beginning of poor layouts and artistic representation of the story For example at one point we see Pascale gettingomesick She begins to start tearing up and instead of the artist drawing a close up of Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories her face with tears running downer cheeks and a cleverly placed speech bubble with the word sniff they decide instead to
write boo ooBOO HOO This doesn t appen once dear readers but twice In a work that s trying to discuss women s rights and empowerment these scenes totally detracted from that message Have we not gotten past that very dated phrase to represent a woman s sadness Especially in graphic novels The artist could Superfoods to Boost Your Mood have very tastefully shown Pascale was crying without reverting to a ridiculous phrase that cheapens the message the authors are trying to portray Another detrimental aspect of this work isow unprofessional the reporters are I was absolutely floored when Pascale literally says Hey you look like a Taliban with that turban on In a country where the majority of locals live in fear of the Taliban which Pascale is well aware of saying that they look like one is an incredibly ignorant thing to say What s we know this is actually what she said as this is The Princess and the Goblin her story and she is the author of the script Readers prepare to bury your face in yourands in exasperation It gets worse As I mentioned earlier one of the aspects of the village that Pascale want. In this documentary comic we meet Belgian journalist Pascale Bourgaux as she travels with a cameraman back to a small village in the north of Afghanistan that she The Wish Maker has been visiting regularly for ten years The village is controlled by the warlord and resistance fighter Mamour Hasan who fought to expel the Taliban fromis land just like the Russians before them To er great surprise she finds the people there weary of the Europeans and corrupt Afghan officials and even the warlord's own sons seem ready to welcome the return of the Taliban This book uses the pacing and observational skills of artists Vincent Zabus and Thomas Campi to give a palpable sense of daily life in. Found the protagonist overly naive and the lettering style distracting Reviewed "from a galley provided by the publisher via NetGalley This was "a galley provided by the publisher via NetGalley This was I really liked ow they added actual AfghaniDari phrases Wow interesting to see a modern perspective of Afghanistan from "the inside This kind of reading is important because it gives you insights to the real situation that " inside This kind of reading is important because it gives you insights to the real situation that might not be getting just from the media The artwork in this book is beautiful vivid and colourful The book tells the true story of the Belgian journalist Pascale Bourgaux who travels to a small village in the north of Afghanistan It is a place that she as been visiting regularly for ten years When she gets there she finds that despite the presence of troops from US and Europe things Spencerville havent changed The village is controlled by the warlord and resistance fighter Mamour Hasan Heas done Uncanny Collateral his best to develop a thriving local community but their village is poor Millions of dollars provided by the UNas been circumvented by Afghan politicians and the fledgling Afghan democracy is corrupt and inefficientPascale is there to produce a documentary showing what life is like in Afghanistan It is very dangerous for Wonders of the Universe her ander fellow journalist women still wear the bura and young Afghan men are supporting the Taliban It all seems Mindful Yoga-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Simple Postures and Practices to Help Clients Achieve Emotional Balance hopeless Pascale is forced to reckon with reality The Afghansave different priorities to the West The bura is not a major issue for the Afghan people poverty is Opium is still being produced and the villages are still run by warlords or by supporters of the Taliban The presence of troops from the global North Drink This In: Uncorking the World of Alcohol (US English) hasn t really changed lives for the Afghan people This is an interesting book with excellent art but I came away wondering what the book is trying to convey I think the aim of the book is to raise uestions about war and intervention and about whether it can really bring about social change and economic development Or perhaps I read it too deeply and it is simply about the challenges facing AfghanistanCopy provided by publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review Tears of An Afghan Warlord is a true story by Pascale Bourgaux and co written by Vincent Zabus with art by Thomas Campi It details a tr An interesting read that offers insight into what Afghanistan is like from a non US perspective the author is a Belgian journalist andow the Taliban is still to this day a major force in the country This graphic novel will elp to realize the picture of both sides of a global war zone to understand the mentality of a war torn nation and to sense the ide and seek play between journalism and peacekeepers Note I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalle. Se débat dans une situation des plus confuses entre guerre luttes d'influence et corruption galopante comment dans ce bastion de la résistance anti talibane en est on arrivé là Loin des clichés et des discours politiues cette bande dessinée nous fait découvrir la situation complexe d'un petit village afghan Mais aussi le uotidien d'une grand reporter en pleine action la façon dont le documentaire se construit de jour en jour dans un pays où être une journaliste occidentale n'est pas sans danger Pascale Bourgaux Vincent Zabus et Thomas Campi ont remporté le Prix Cognito 2014 pour Les Larmes du seigneur Afghan lors de la 12ème édition de la Foire du Livre Bel.
Summary Les Larmes du seigneur afghanS to film which we "Figure Out Three Uarters Of "out three uarters of way into the work are the women Pascale is well aware of the traditions and culture and should be able to navigate these interactions properly Right WRONG Oh dear readerwhen Pascale asks to film one of the women Nadiah running errands in the bazaar Nadiah says she can t because she is worried about who will see them and worries for their safety Pascale s answer I insist YikesNadiah eventually agrees and they enter a clothing shop Pascale tries to get Bara No Tame Ni: 5 her to removeer burka in order to try on a scarf and starts preaching to the woman that the Americans fought the Taliban off so that she could be free of these old traditionalist laws Nadiah fires back thankfully that if the burka was Afghanistan s biggest problem she would be very Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice happy She then tells Pascale that their villageas greater things to worry about such as Show Me How: Quilting: Quilting Storybook How-to-Quilt Instructions hunger access to medicine and educating their children Nadiah also reminds Pascale that iner culture the only man that can see خداوند الموت her face iser fianc Once Pascale s interactions are extremely disappointing because as a journalist and woman who Facing Redemption has been in and out of Afghanistan for the past 10 years she should KNOW this And yetere she is consistently demonstrating Hunter Kiss her ignorance andow little respect she The History of Provincetown has for the country the culture and the women that she apparently wants so desperately to represent I finished my reading with the back cover of the work which states that it will look at the complex situation in a small Afghan village and that this was once a place of fierce anti Taliban action I canonestly say now that I Karma's A Sexy Bitch: Choose Your Own Erotic Fantasy Adventure had no idea that this was what the book was showing The novel never once says that the village was anti Taliban Further the complex situation is just continually made worse by Pascale s words and actions In fact there are several occasions whener cameraman Mythological Beasts Turned Me Gay: Three Book Collection: (Mythology Erotica) has to teller to stop as she is escalating the problem at This All Encompassing Trip: Chasing Pearl Jam Around The World handBecause the novel was contextually confusing and because Pascale s actions were so aggravating this is not a work I would recommend Perhaps the documentary itself is clearer but the novelization is just auge disappointment An attractive intelligent yet slightly naive European gets back in touch with some
afghan sources andsources and them to the ways of the Taliban and their burka eavy sexist racist drug growing violent and Muslim ways It s probably a narrative suited to those with specialist interest especially for the layman the book suffers as for example while it inges so much on Scouts her making a film we never find out the success intended audience or nature of said reportage Rich art and a decent story both of which offer a rare glimpse into life in Afghanistan At times This troubled faraway land as well as a behind the scenes glimpse of two seasoned journalists at workMars 2010 la grand reporter Pascale Bourgaux part réaliser un documentaire sur un seigneur de guerre dans un village du nord de l'Afghanistan où elle se rend régulièrement depuis dix ans Compagnon d'armes de Massoud à l'orée de ce siècle farouche adversaire des talibans et chef respecté Mamour Hasan puisu'il s'agit de lui n'a pourtant pas connu de fonction gouvernementale à laauteur de son engagementContre toute attente elle découvre ue nombre de jeunes notamment le fils du chef de la tribu sont sur le point de basculer dans le camp taliban Alors ue le pays. .