Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Green Almonds: a true story graphic novel review

Green Almonds: Letters from Palestine

by Anaële Hermans (Author) and Delphine Hermans (Artist)

Released July 3, 2018

Published by Lion Forge

Green Almonds: Letters from Palestine is a true story depicted in graphic novel format.

Anaële Hermans traveled from her home in Belgium to Palestine to volunteer with an aid organization. During that time she exchanged letters with her sister Delphine back home. Green Almonds brings these letters to life as a graphic novel.

During her time there, Anaële goes back and forth between Palestine and Israel, befriending people in both places, experiencing life on both sides of a physical wall between cities, and witnessing the violence that happens in occupied territories.

This book was originally published in France in 2011. There it received the Doctors Without Borders Award for best travel diary highlighting the living conditions of populations in precarious situations.

I definitely recommend Green Almonds, especially for people who like memoir, travel writing, and social justice issues.

Disclaimer: I received an advance-read copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I used Amazon affiliate links in this post. Should you choose to buy something through those links, you will not pay any extra, but they will send me a small fee, which I will likely add to my book fund. Thank you. Please see my Book Review Disclaimer for more information.

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