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Shubeik lubeik  Cover Image Book Book

Shubeik lubeik / Deena Mohamed.

Muḥammad, Dīnā, (author,, illustrator,, translator.).


"A brilliant and imaginative debut graphic novel that brings to life a fantastical Cairo where wishes are real. Author, illustrator, and translator Deena Mohamed presents a literary, feminist, Arab-centric graphic novel that marries magic and the socio-political realities of contemporary Egypt. Shubeik Lubeik-a fairytale rhyme meaning "Your Wish is My Command" in Arabic-is the story of three characters navigating a world where wishes are literally for sale; mired in bureaucracy and the familiar prejudices of our world, the more expensive the wish, the more powerful and therefore the more likely to work as intended. The novel's three distinct parts tell the story of three first class wishes as used by Aziza, Nour, and Shokry, each grappling with the challenge inherent in trying to make your most deeply held desire come true. Deena's mix of calligraphy and contemporary styles, brings to life a vibrant Cairene neighborhood, and a cast of characters whose struggles and triumphs are deeply resonant. Shubeik Lubeik heralds the arrival of a huge new talent and a brave, literary, political, and feminist new voice in comics"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524748418
  • ISBN: 1524748412
  • Physical Description: 518 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This book was once in Arabic, so it is read from right to left"--Inside cover.
"Originally published in Egypt in three volumes by Dar Al Mahrousa Center for Publishing, Cairo, in 2017, 2019, and 2021."--Title page verso.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Arabic.
Subject: Wishes > Comic books, strips, etc.
Desire > Comic books, strips, etc.
Egypt > Social conditions > 21st century > Comic books, strips, etc.
�Egypte > Conditions sociales > 21e si�ecle > Bandes dessin�ees.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Fantasy comics.
Historical comics.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library OW GRAPHIC MUHAMMAD (Text) 38420101800106 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Available -

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