Habibi by Craig Thompson

Habibi is a graphic novel by Craig Thompson published by Pantheon in September 2011. The 672-page book is set in a fictional Islamic fairy tale landscape and depicts the relationship between Dodola and Zam, two escaped child slaves, who are torn apart and undergo many transformations as they grow into new names and new bodies, which prove to be obstacles to their love when they later reunite. The book's website describes its concept thus as a love story and a parable about humanity's relationship to the natural world that explores such themes as the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam.While it has been lauded by publications such as Time, Elle, Salon, NPR and reviewers in general for the beauty of its visual design and the rendition of its epic setting, it has also been criticized for its treatment of sexuality, and its depiction of Arabs and Arab culture.

The 1757th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Habibi Hardcover 859512 $30.32 $23.03 2011
Habibi (comic) Hardcover 16943993 $53.61 $57.58 2011
Habibi (Écritures) (French Edition) Paperback 2622731 $50.26 2011
Habibi (Pantheon Graphic Library) Hardcover 99123 $19.95 $7.79 2011