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Yallah Bye ➩ [Ebook] ➤ Yallah Bye By Joseph Safieddine ➵ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Comme tous les étés Mustapha emmène sa famille dans son pays d'origine le Liban Retrouvailles amicales et soleil au programme Mais nous sommes en 2006 à Tyr dans le Sud du pays et les bombes lâch Comme tous les étés Mustapha emmène sa famille dans son pays d'origine le Liban Retrouvailles amicales et soleil au programme Mais nous sommes en à Tyr dans le Sud du pays et les bombes lâchées par Israël au nom de la lutte contre le Hezbollah ont tôt fait de transformer ces vacances en cauchemar ans plus tôt dans une situation similaire Mustapha s'était exilé en France ue fera t il cette fois ci entre impuissance et culpabilité.


10 thoughts on “Yallah Bye

  1. Richard Richard says:

    This is a very interesting comic book translated from the French original and with insight through notes where local dialect is usedSet in Lebanon in 2006 this graphic novel tells the story of a French family returning to the country where the Father escaped from during a previous conflict with the Israelis who were an army of occupation and he had taken up arms against themNow much older he has his wife and two children with them; their first born is house sitting before he can come out and join themWhat starts as a pleasant vacation around the coastal port of Tyre turns into a nightmare when following a border infringement by Hezbollah leads to Israeli retaliation with ship to shore missiles and air strikesThe story is about this sense of siege and the distress back home where the oldest son watches the drama unfolding on TV and worries for his family trapped amid what appears to be indiscriminate bombing of villages and settlement close to TyreWhen the violence escalated further and Tyre itself comes under fire no one seems safeI really enjoyed the developing tension especially among the parents where optimism meets practical realities of the evidence around them The man chides his wife saying she doesn’t understand these war games like us natural Lebanese it will soon die down The two children are dependent in separate ways and adjust in their own way but nerves are stretched and arguments boil overYou get a real sense of being sitting ducks; the paralysation of fear and in inertia of indecision Where is safe; should we flee to Beirut or Grandfather’s who knows best Contact the embassy we’re French citizens This is played out back in France where similar emotions are felt in isolation and the lack of news due to phone contact going down and the frustration of being powerless to helpAbove all it is about the people of Lebanon; what binds a people together a sense of nationhood and self perception When a common enemy removes barriers such as religion and leaves just a sense of we’re Lebanese first and foremostThe tension seems very real and the illustrations in pictures as much as the words used deliver this sense of claustrophobia and abandonmentIn a passive resistance the people ultimately stay strong and rally round but significant issues are flagged up like burying the dead obtaining fresh water and looking after stray animals Even the promised rescue of foreigners poses a uestion about those left behind as the bombardment continues as the shop sails to safetyAlso the blind faith that persists like it was just a doggy bout of food poisoning or a poor hotel that ruined the holiday it will be better next year Compelling and very revealing without jumping on s political soap box or over stating the obvious The judgement is in the pictures and the country’s history and I thought the point made by one Lebanese who said that by invading their country the Israeli army had already been defeated


  2. raïssa raïssa says:

    I wasn't looking for this book when I found it I was at the library and the cover caught my attention I picked it up and immediately thought this is Lebanon I flipped it over and read the back I was right it was Lebanon and not just Lebanon but the specific city I come fromAfter finishing it I didn't plan on writing a review a lot of these feelings are hard to put into words because you just had to be there Then I went on goodreads to rate it and 1 there weren't as many reviews as I thought there would be and 2 one of the reviews in particular caught my attention and I felt like I had to comment because there are too many things people don't seem to understand So I won't write a review on the book itself I'll write about outsiders' perception of the bookMay contain spoilers But the whole time I read this I was offended by the author and his family's sense of entitlement At one point they blame the Southern people of Lebanon for causing the warFirst people seem to be forgetting this is a personal story it's something that actually happened the author's job is to convey that story those experiences not twist facts to adjust to the comfort of the readersKeep in mind that I'm actually from the South and people in other parts of Lebanon actually think like this it's not a novelty the blame is always put on us which is one reason why I was afraid of getting into this knowing it was written by a Christian Lebanese Muslims usually get the short end of the stick But then there was a passage where two characters argue about it and actually discuss it we weren't demonized it was as realistic as it could get the book never once demonizes Lebanese Muslims from the South the characters even express their concern at populations in the South being bombed while the North is evacuated several times Another huge problem I had with this other person's review is saying the family was entitled It was war I understand that people who've never experienced it firsthand might have a hard time fully comprehending how people react in those times but when Israel is bombing families left and right it's not entitlement to think about how to get your own family the hell out of there They distrust the poorI have no idea what to say here because nothing in the book points to that ever the dad even gives money to a random man looking through garbage when he didn't have to and in Lebanon a lot of people don't if not most They get ugly and angry because their vacation is ruinedImagine going to your country or any country to see your family and have fun and ending up being stuck in a war The characters didn't get angry because their vacation was ruined even though it might've looked like it at first that's because these things happen regularly in Lebanon so no one knows what will start a war and what won't it's a daily type of thing over there so unless they're in the middle of an actual war facing the reality of it people won't believe it they were trying to make it out alive Must've read the wrong book The hemophiliac brother is a spoiled brat teenager who only cares about video gamesThis is extremely insensitive considering 1 his brother the author explains at one point that he detaches himself from reality sometimes and 2 people have different ways of coping during something as horrendous as war The mother nagsMothers nag in general And in times of crisis they nag even because they I don't know worry about their family? Want to keep them safe? My mother even nagged about the way we sat during the war because she was worried we'd get blown to bits if we sat too close to the walls Their is a translation problem with overuse of the French word for whore which is unnecessary and offensive in French in Arabic or in any language The way it's used in the book is superficial and not even applicable to the situations in which it is usedAgain this is someone's actual real story People say whore why is it shocking why does it take away from the book? I'm glad the story ends well for this family but seriously why is this story better than the other stories from 2006? It's a mild inconvenience compared to the loss and destruction of other who were much less privileged less entitled less fortunate and couldn't ride away on a magic boatI agree to some extent I would've been interested to read a complex book about this particular war and the experiences of the people it affected the most poor Muslims in the South But again this is someone's experience and other people having it worse doesn't invalidate it in any way YALLAH BYE makes what could have been a sympathetic portrayal into a self serving unsympathetic story of fear and selfishnessThis is what really struck a nerve if you went into this book looking to sympathize and are mad because you don't agree with the way people react when everything around them is getting bombed to shreds and their relatives and acuaintances are dying then you're the problem Unsympathetic story of fear and selfishness seriously? Being scared and fearing for your family during a literal war is a bad thing now? You might be reading a graphic novel but don't forget that those people are real and actually went through thisPS Like this book or don't that's your business I'm not telling anyone they have to like it simply pointing out that there are a lot of things people don't understand about war or Lebanon and it's nice to live tweet these things from your room but actually experiencing it and not knowing if you're gonna live to see another day is another Don't criticize the way people react to something you'll probably never have to experience in your life you don't know what it's like


  3. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) says:

    See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsAnother scary read for October this one a graphic novel exploring the terrifying experiences of a French family trapped in the Lebanese city of Tyre when it is bombarded by Israeli forces The story begins happily with twenty year old Gabriel waving goodbye to his family at Charles de Gaulle airport before returning home whereas his friends are awaiting a parent free party As the family arrive in Lebanon however two images of a burning tank indicate that something is very wrong I loved Park's artwork throughout this novel The illustrations vividly depict facial emotions while also building up extremes of tension ib both Lebanon and France The repeated text indicators of telephones ringing and fighter jets approaching are particularly effective especially when interspersed as they are with the freuent boum of bombs exploding I read Yallah Bye through almost completely without stopping because I was so gripped by the storyI appreciated that Park uses different colour palettes to indicate French or Lebanese scenes and also works in a monochrome for scenes set some twenty years in the past although I didn't fully realise the connection of that third narrative until uite near the end of the graphic novel What was most moving for me was the fatalism of the Lebanese people Several of the characters independently reassure Anna the French mother that the hostilities will fade because this happens freuently and they are used to it I can't imagine ever becoming so inured to daily bombardment the violence and privations Also thought provoking is the lack of reaction to Gabriel's attempts to stir up outrage back in Europe No one seems to care and even news reports are curtailed in favour of inane sports chat Yallah Bye doesn't attempt to explain why Lebanon is so freuently attacked or the history of the situation instead focussing on the immediate experiences of Gabriel's family to tell a striking story


  4. Wayne McCoy Wayne McCoy says:

    'Yallah Bye' by Joseph Safieddine with art by Park Kyungeun is about a family on vacation and the conflict they find themselves in along the wayIn 2006 the family of Gabriel El Chawadi left France for a vacation in southern Lebanon Once they get there the Israelis start an aerial attack on Lebanon Gabriel back in France starts receiving phone calls about the events as he watches them on the news At first there is little concern but as the story moves along the tension builds as the family is forced to move from one place to another Gabriel's brother is a hemophiliac so he knows he needs to try to get the French government to intercede but he isn't alone in this uest I liked this story and the art The tension builds as the story goes The visiting family doesn't understand things but the locals seem to be pretty familiar with events Gabriel back home becomes a wreck as any son would who doesn't know what is happening I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Europe Comics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel


  5. -RadioactiveBookworm- -RadioactiveBookworm- says:

    In a country destroyed by bombs one family on vacation seeks shelter and just holds on to the hope that someone will eventually come and save them Showing two sides of the story one in Lebanon and one in their home we're able to see just how much war affects people everywhere Following Gabriel and his family he stays home while his family goes on a vacation to southern Lebanon Little do they know that their lives will be rocked in a flash from the past with bombs being droppedCheck out the rest of my review here


  6. Katie Peach Katie Peach says:

    Yallah Bye is a graphic novel about a Lebanese family's experiences in Lebanon during Israeli airstrikes Part of the family is on vacation from France and the story shows how the members of the family handle the violence differently including one son who is still in France and trying to follow the events The images were really well done and I like that the author included Arabic phrases in the storyI received an advanced reading copy from the publisher via NetGalley


  7. Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice) Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice) says:

    Thank you to NetGalley Le Lombard the author and illustrator for an ebook copy to review As always an honest review from meMy rating is actually 355 stars but since there aren't half stars I always round up Yallah Bye is a beautifully illustrated heartbreaking graphic novel It shows the atrocities of war through it’s depiction of families struggling to survive a conflict at the Israel Lebanon border It shows how different people are coping with the terror but yet are still all terrified hurting and trying to get through each minute The people’s fear of getting bombed is palpable throughout the intense writing and illustrations Yallah Bye is a great way to learn about parts of history that often overshadowed by bigger wars I can see it being reuired reading in high school history or literature classes as a foray into teaching about these conflicts A great way to get teens and young adults excited about history However I still didn’t fully understand all of the political and historical aspects mentioned throughout I’m not that familiar with these and the graphic novel can only cover so much I wish there was a little bit education for people who are a bit unfamiliar with the political scene during the conflicts All in all Yallah Bye is great graphic novel that educates entertains and connects on a human level with the readers


  8. Ije the Devourer of Books Ije the Devourer of Books says:

    This was both brilliant and nerve wracking In July 2006 the El Chawadi family leave Paris for a summer holiday in southern Lebanon Little did they know that their holiday would turn into a harrowing ordeal After a few joyful days in Lebanon a conflict flares up between Lebanon and Israel and suddenly bombs are flying and the family are caught in an escalating conflictMeanwhile back in France their eldest son Gabriel waits for news He was supposed to join them on holiday but delayed his travel because of work As the family face violence bombs and destruction the reader is taken on a nerve wracking experience seeing the increasing devastation but not knowing if the family will survive or notThe artwork is great and the storytelling is excellent Through the graphics we get to see the fear and frustration of the father who wants to stay and defend his beloved Lebanon He remembers an earlier war and how his father sent him away to France in order to avoid the violence Now he has a chance to stand for his country but he has responsibilities for his children and his wife The children somehow manage to deal with the bombs and the devastation but they display their own stress in different ways One child is a haemophiliac who is slightly autistic and he cuts himself off from the events that surround him The other is just a little girl who wants to go home The wife who realises that they are in danger uite early on vacillates between fear anger and helplessness She is increasingly frustrated when the telephone calls to the embassy result nothing and she sees her husband as being unhelpful and refusing to recognise the danger they are in So the family are left to the kindness of their friends and family in Lebanon but will they get home safely? They move from place to place to avoid the bombs and they have to see the death and devastation that flies across the sky dailyI thought this was a really great story It had me on edge from beginning to end The art work is very good and conveys the devastation and fear bombing can bring It was fascinating to see how each individual family member reacted From fear and anger to ignorance and detachment the family show the a range of emotions as they seek to deal with the situationWhen reading this comic it is very easy to make judgements and think about what we would do Very often we wouldn't do what the characters do and I was uite conscious of this as I was reading I really didn't like the father I felt as if he put his own desire to fight before the desire of his family and the needs of their safety I love the way the story manages to bring each character to life and convey their individual response to this situation This is a great comic because it shows what it is like to live in the midst of war Copy provided by Europe Comics via Net Gallrey in Exchange for an unbiased review


  9. Theediscerning Theediscerning says:

    I didn't get on with this at all – it might end up having something to say about how war is bad – ooh what a novel concept But when I left it over a uarter of the way through it had been a blinkered collection of people muttering with no conseuence into mobile phones about where was safe and what to do while in a country that was being bombed elsewhere And that's it No geopolitics no drama just uninteresting characters picking and choosing a safe place as if this was a TV property programme from hell And the anti Israel bias wasn't once mentioned yet was all over every page Finally the unattractive character design didn't help at all either


  10. Melodie Pearse Melodie Pearse says:

    “Yallah Bye” is a graphic novel GN about a family’s experiences in Lebanon while Israel is undergoing air strike attacks on the country This intense story reveals how war affects individuals differently it was interesting to see how each character coped with the fear and reacted to the stress of war I appreciated the point of view that this GN brought and I’m glad the author included elements of Arabic into the conversations The dialogue and pictures create an important perspective of the harsh realities of war I would recommend this GN I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher via NetGalley


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