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Malaka Gharib

Malaka Gharib is a journalist, cartoonist and graphic novelist. She is the author of I Was Their American Dream, a graphic memoir published in 2019 about being first-generation Filipino Egyptian American, which won an Arab American Book Award in 2020. Then in 2022, she published It Won't Always Be Like This, a graphic memoir about her summers in the Middle East.

By day, she works as a digital editor at NPR for Life Kit, a lifestyle podcast about health, finance, relationships and more. Her comics and writing have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Catapult, the Believer Magazine and the New Yorker. She has been profiled in The Washington Post and the New York Times. Some of her comics and zines are archived at the Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library, the Arab American Museum and Barnard College’s Zine Library. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, son and Shiba Inu.

Malaka Gharib

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    Workshop: The Art of Zine-making

    Malaka Gharib (It Won’t Always Be Like This) leads a playfully reflective zine-making session and shares how you can give the world a glimpse into your own story.

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    200.00 AED



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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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    Finding Joy in Creativity

    Patrick Bringley (All the Beauty in the World), Malaka Gharib (It Won’t Always Be Like This) and Curtis Sittenfeld (Romantic Comedy) discuss the importance of joy to the creative process.

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    50.00 AED


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