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Abla Elbahrawy: The Papyrus Gang

Have you ever wondered why papyrus paper was produced only in Egypt? Or how and why this ancient material is still being produced today, while the plant itself became extinct there many centuries ago? Part graphic novel, part five-act play, ‘The Papyrus Gang’ takes readers on an adventure to uncover the secrets of Egyptian papyrus today. The narrative is based on author Alba Elbahrawy’s personal search for answers and describes her journey based on real-life anecdotes populated with intriguing characters. Each of the chapters is illustrated in a different style by an Egyptian illustrator or comic book artist: Mostafa Youssef, Hani Mahfouz, Migo & Makhlouf, Tawfig, and Andeel.

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