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Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books (13 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805094881
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805094886
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.6 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 383,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There are twists and turns, murders and shadowy conspiracies... The Byzantine plot is saturated with a political commentary on the state of today's Egypt, depicted as a deeply dysfunctional country whose citizens take government corruption and repression as a given."
--"The National" (Abu Dhabi) "A visual record of the zeitgeist, filled with poverty, sexual frustration, corruption, and abuse... Part thriller, part love story, part socio-political commentary."
--"Daily News Egypt"


"For proof of the power of comics, look no further than "Metro.".. It is not hard to see why the dictatorship was alarmed by the novel. In a deft black-and-white portrait of Cairo and its neighborhoods, a thriller unfolds along the metro system, giving a powerful insight into why the revolution took place."--"Newsweek" "There are twists and turns, murders and shadowy conspiracies... The Byzantine plot is saturated with a political commentary on the state of today's Egypt, depicted as a deeply dysfunctional country whose citizens take government corruption and repression as a given."
--"The National" (Abu Dhabi) "A visual record of the zeitgeist, filled with poverty, sexual frustration, corruption, and abuse... Part thriller, part love story, part socio-political commentary."
--"Daily News Egypt"


For proof of the power of comics, look no further than "Metro.".. It is not hard to see why the dictatorship was alarmed by the novel. In a deft black-and-white portrait of Cairo and its neighborhoods, a thriller unfolds along the metro system, giving a powerful insight into why the revolution took place. "Newsweek"

There are twists and turns, murders and shadowy conspiracies The Byzantine plot is saturated with a political commentary on the state of today's Egypt, depicted as a deeply dysfunctional country whose citizens take government corruption and repression as a given. "The National (Abu Dhabi)"

A visual record of the zeitgeist, filled with poverty, sexual frustration, corruption, and abuse Part thriller, part love story, part socio-political commentary. "Daily News Egypt""

About the Author

Born in Libya in 1961, Magdy El Shafee is an Egyptian cartoonist, writer, and illustrator who has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2006, UNESCO honored El Shafee's comics series "Yasmin and Amina," written with writer Wa'el Saad and published in the weekly "Alaa Eddin," for its depiction of migration and racism. "Metro," which addresses Egyptian corruption, poverty, and injustice, was banned on publication in 2008 for "offending public morals" and is unavailable in Arabic. It is El Shafee's first full-length book. He lives in Cairo, where he edits "El Doshma," a comics journal for young adults, and is working on his next graphic novel.


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