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Deena Mohamed

Deena Mohamed is an Egyptian comics artist, writer and designer. She first started making comics at eighteen, with her semi-satirical semi-sincere webcomic Qahera about a visibly Muslim Egyptian superhero that addresses social issues such as islamophobia and misogyny. After that, Mohammed researched the history of Egyptian comics for her undergraduate thesis in graphic design. Her thesis became the inspiration to create Shubeik Lubeik, an urban fantasy graphic novel trilogy about a world where wishes are for sale. Originally self-published the first part at the Cairo Comix Festival, Shubeik Lubeik was awarded Best Graphic Novel and the Grand Prize of the Cairo Comix Festival (2017). The English translation was acquired by Pantheon Books for North America and Granta for the UK, for publication as a single collected volume in 2023. The Arabic trilogy was published as three separate graphic novels in Egypt.

When she is not working on her own comics, Mohammed is a freelance illustrator for local and international clients such as Insider, Viacom, Google, UN Women, Harrassmap and Mada Masr. She loves working on projects that involve community development, awareness and outreach (particularly editorial illustrations) as well as children’s books.

Other than that, she is usually asleep, working and residing in Cairo.

Deena Mohamed

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    It's a Long Story: Malaka Gharib & Deena Mohamed

    Two of the most talked about graphic novelists from the Arab world – Malaka Gharib (It Won’t Always Be Like This) and Deena Mohamed (Shubeik Lubeik) – chat about comics and craft.

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    75.00 AED

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    Deena Mohamed on Loving the Spiderverse

    Join graphic novelist Deena Mohamed (Shubeik Lubeik) for a deep dive Discovery Talk on Into the Spiderverse, the hit animated film which blew wide open the possibilities of visual storytelling.

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    LitFest After Hours: Second Night

    The Festival doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. LitFest After Hours will enliven your senses with a feast of performances, activities and experiences. Who knows what you mind find.

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    40.00 AED


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