L’Arabe du futur – volume 4 (4)

September 27, 2018

• Title English : The Arabic of the future volume 4 (4)
• Author : Riad Sattouf
• Pages : 288 Sheets
• Publisher : Allary (September 27, 2018)
Collection : EDITIONS DE L’O
• ISBN-10 : 2370731257
ISBN-13: 978-2370731258
Product Dimensions : 17,2 x 3,7 x 24,2 cm
• Format Kindle : DOCxPDF, ibook and Epub
• Price : 25,90
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6/10

♦ Description : “This fourth volume of world success The Arabic of the future covers the years 1987-1992. Nine years old at the beginning of this volume, the little Riad becomes a teenager. A teenager all the more complicated as he is torn between his two cultures – French and Syrian – and his parents do not get along anymore. His father left to work alone in Saudi Arabia and turns more and more towards religion … His mother returned to Brittany with the children, she no longer supports the religious turn of her husband. That’s when the whole family has to go back to Syria …

In the first volume (1978-1984), the little Riad was tossed from birth to six years between Gaddafi’s Libya, his grandparents’ Brittany and Hafez al-Assad’s Syria. The second volume (1984-1985) related his first year of school in Syria. The third volume (1985-1987) was that of his circumcision. This fourth volume, exceptional in its format (288 pages) and what it reveals (the coup d’état of his father), is the high point of the series.”

Author Biography


“Riad Sattouf”

Riad Sattouf – is a cartoonist-author of comics. Although born in Paris, he spent his childhood in Algeria, Libya and Syria, then his adolescence in Brittany. He entered the École Pivaut then the Gobelins School, animation section. He publishes his first series, “Petit Verglas”, at Delcourt on a screenplay by Eric Corbeyran. In a more personal style, he narrates with humor the adventures of his adolescence in the Bréal Jeunesse collection: “Manuel du puceau” and “My circumcision”. He is soon creating his fictional double, Jérémie, for the Poisson pilot collection at Dargaud. A young adult with an unstable sentimental course who seems to have some points in common with his author, who puts himself on the scene in “No sex in New York” in 2004 at the request of “Libération”.

He immerses himself for two weeks in a college of beautiful neighborhoods to publish in 2005 “Back to college”, then invents a new hero, his opposite: the very macho and ambivalent Pascal Brutal. Between 2004 and 2014, he publishes every week in Charlie Hebdo “The secret life of young people”, stories in one page featuring true stories. They were grouped in volumes at L’Association, in 2007, in 2010 and in 2012. Riad Sattouf also tried the art of postsynchronization by lending his voice to Petit Vampire in cartoon adapted from comics from his friend Joann Sfar.

The first film directed by Riad Sattouf, “Les Beaux Gosses” comes out June 10, 2009. Sattouf deals with one of his favorite subjects: teenage love. The film is nominated 3 times at the 2010 Césars (best first film, best male and best actress in a supporting role) and won the César for best first film. In 2012, he drew the new face of the emblematic character of the weekly Télérama, Ulysse. In 2014, he released his second feature as director, “Jacky in the realm of girls”.

The same year also appears the first volume of “The Arab of the future”, an autobiographical cartoon that recounts his childhood experience in Libya, then in Syria, album which receives the Fauve d’Or for the best comic album. The 2nd volume will be published in June 2015, and the 3rd in 2016. In 2016, Les cahiers d’Esther, volume 1, the story of a 10-year-old girl, taken from the real life of Esther A. The author plans to follow until he is eighteen, at the rate of one volume a year. Volume 2 was published in February 2017.”