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Magdy El Shafee

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Born in Libya, Magdy El Shafee is a pharmacist and cartoonist. Recognized by UNESCO for his groundbreaking comics depictions of Egyptian life, El Shafee is known throughout the Arab world for his innovations in Arabic popular culture. Metro, which was banned in Egypt in 2008 and has thus far been sold in four languages, is El Shafee's first full-length book. He is currently at work on a cartoon autobiography.

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Metro

Magdy El Shafee, translated by Chip Rossetti

When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak’s corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible...

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