Sherine Hamdy, coauthor with Coleman Nye of the graphic novel Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution (2017), talked to Third Space about why she decided to create a work on feminism, health, and the Egyptian revolution in the comics format. She was joined in the conversation by Tarek Moustafa Abdel-Salam, a PhD student at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and author of the collection of short stories Side Streets of the Square, which centers feminist and queer experiences amid the popular uprisings in Egypt (published in Cairo, 2012, in Arabic). Abdel-Salam is working with Hamdy to translate Lissa from the medium of an English-language printed book to an open-access film/audiobook hybrid in Egyptian colloquial Arabic. This innovative creation, featuring the illustrated comics synced to a soundtrack produced by Egyptian actors performing the Lissa...

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