Zeina Abirached

Cambourakis | november 2012 | 32 pages | 19,5 x 22 cm | hardcover

Sheep is an adaptation of an animated short film produced at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and selected at numerous international film festivals. What child has never struggled with a bad hair day or suffered at the hands of a sadistic hairdresser? With a touch of humour and tenderness, Zeina Abirached describes her ongoing battle, from a very young age, to tame the exuberant curly mass framing her face.

The ordeals of hair washing, brushing, clumsy hairdresser scissors… Ribbons, turbans, hats: the little girl tries anything to make that dreadful sheep camping out on her head a little more discreet!

Born in Beirut in 1981, Zeina Abirached studied graphic design in Lebanon before attending the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs (decorative arts school) in Paris. Her graphic novel Mourir Partir Revenir, Le jeu des hirondelles was widely acclaimed by both critics and the general public (selected at the Angoulême Festival in 2008, 15000 copies sold, translated in a dozen countries).

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