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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 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1524748412 (hardcover)
  • 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.
Genre: Fantasy comics.
Graphic novels.
Historical comics.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 741.5962 M952s 2022 (Text) 33126022790376 Adult Graphic Novel Available -
Erlanger Branch 741.5962 M952s 2022 (Text) 33126022790350 Adult Graphic Novel Checked out 03/22/2024
Independence Branch 741.5962 M952s 2022 (Text) 33126022790368 Adult Graphic Novel Available -

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