by Joe Sacco
Greenfield Open Stacks
Part journalism and part memoir, Palestine uses the medium of comics to recount Sacco’s experiences in the Occupied Territories after the first intifada. Sacco’s style and compositions are unique and vital in portraying the often turbulent emotions and conflicts among the Palestineans and their experiences with the Israelis. His portrait of the many sides to the conflict is both thorough and eye-opening, and presents a viewpoint that is rarely seen in traditional media. While the book may seem dated, its insight into the conflict is no less relevant today.