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The Comics of Rutu ModanWar, Love, and Secrets$
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Kevin Haworth

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496821836

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.001.0001

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Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds

The Palpable Presence of Absence

(p.57) 3 Exit Wounds
The Comics of Rutu Modan

Kevin Haworth

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses Modan's Jamilti a story of a suicide bombing and a kiss between an Israeli and Palestinian that challenges many taboos of Israeli society. It shows how that story led to Modan's first graphic novel, Exit Wounds. The chapter explores Numi, the complex female protagonist of Exit Wounds, and her relationship with Koby, as they search together for Koby's father in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. It also shows how Modan adapts Hergé's famous clear line style to tell a morally complex and psychologically nuanced story.

Keywords:   Modan, Exit Wounds, Israel, Palestinians, Hergé

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