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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"The Rising Profile of Algerian Manga"

Here's a piece by M. Lynx Qualey at Arabic Literature (in English) with a title that grabs attention: "The Rising Profile of Algerian Manga."  While comics and graphics novels are popular throughout the Arab world, Japanese-style manga is not widespread, though she also links to an example from the Emirates. My own familiarity with the genre is limited but my daughter is a fan of both manga and its animated relative, anime. And I noted previously on this blog that the UAE has also experimented with anime.

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