Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

The Arab of the Future

Riad Sattouf’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed, bestselling series of graphic memoirs, The Arab of the Future is the author’s darkly funny true account of his childhood in the Middle East in the 1970s and 80s. The son of a Syrian father and a French mother, Riad travels with his parents from rural France to Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya and Hafez al-Assad’s Syria, pursuing his father’s dreams for the Arab nation. But the hardship they encounter under such oppressive regimes threatens to tear his family apart.

“With charming yet powerful drawings and vivid sensory details, Sattouf delivers a child’s-eye view of the baffling adult world in all its complexity, corruption, and delusion. This is a beautiful, funny, and important graphic memoir.”—New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel (on The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984: A Graphic Memoir)

  • The Arab of the Future 3
    g
    • The Arab of the Future 3

    • The Arab of the Future (Volume 3)
      Riad Sattouf
      Henry Holt and Co.

    • In the third installment of the acclaimed series, the Sattouf family begins to implode under the pressure of Hafez al-Assad's regime and the suffocation of their rural Syrian village.

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Arab of the Future 2
    g
    • The Arab of the Future 2

    • The Arab of the Future (Volume 2)
      Riad Sattouf
      Henry Holt and Co.

    • The highly anticipated continuation of Riad Sattouf’s internationally acclaimed, #1 French bestseller, which was hailed by The New York Times as “a disquieting yet essential read”

      In...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • The Arab of the Future
    g
    • The Arab of the Future

    • The Arab of the Future (Volume 1)
      Riad Sattouf
      Henry Holt and Co.

    • The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators—Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and...

      • Avaliable in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook

Riad Sattouf

Riad Sattouf is a best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria and Libya and now lives in Paris. The author of four comics series in France and a former contributor to the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, Sattouf is now a weekly columnist for l’Obs. He also directed the films The French Kissers and Jacky in the Women’s Kingdom.

Olivier Marty