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Yallah Bye or the Dream of a Farewell to War

Maha Badr    Écrivaine, chercheuse, professeure    



Yallah Bye, an album published by Lombard (2015), illustrates two wars marking the contemporary history of Lebanon: the civil war (1975-1990) and the war between Israel and Hezbollah (August 2006). There is an intersection between two visions: that of a Lebanese screenwriter who tells a universal autobiographical story and that of a Korean illustrator who is committed to create an authentic figurative narration. The aim of the article is to show how this medium constitutes a documentary source within the framework of a cultural and social history. By exposing the repercussions of the 2006 war, images and text reveal, via humour and denial, a dream of peace despite the current turmoil and the obsession with a past that keeps repeating itself.

Dec. 20, 2021
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Keywords: ObsessionWarLebanonResilienceTraumatism

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