Oh Nuit, oh mes Yeux

Lamia Ziadé  |  Visual Arts  |  2012  |  Lebanon
This graphic novel shares the stories of the great female Arab singers of the awakening ‘Nahda’ era at the dawn of the 20th century until its twilight in 1979 set against the urban histories of Cairo, Beirut, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Damascus, etc. The lives, roles and influences of these women of splendor – Asmahan, Oum Koulthoum, Layla Murad, Fairouz, and others - once embodied the radiance of modern Arab culture. In an artistic and intimate approach, their destinies are explored against the backdrop of a changing Middle East.