With a Syrian father and French mother, the small family travels across Europe as his father gets work as an associate professor in Tripoli, Libya, during Gaddafi’s reign, before briefly jumping to Brittany, France, and ending up in nightmarish Syria under Hafez al- Assad. ... Riad Sattouf … Flairs & Riad Sattouf In “The Arab of the Future,” Sattouf represents the three countries in which he grew up with washes of color: gray-blue for France, yellow for Libya, a pinkish red for Syria. He hoped that the region would overcome the legacy of colonialism and recover its strength under the leadership of charismatic modernizers—secular autocrats like his hero Gamal Abdel Nasser. It took hundreds of thousands of deaths, a human disaster, for the French to open their eyes. Austere and piously Sunni, Ter Maaleh proved even more trying than Libya. A number of rumors about Sattouf have circulated in the press and on Wikipedia (which, until recently, claimed that he grew up partly in Algeria). At the same time, you felt a little guilty, as if you’d started a war. The work recounts Sattouf's childhood growing up in France, Libya and Syria in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Clémentine was fired from her job reading the news in French on Libyan radio: she could not contain her laughter while quoting Qaddafi’s threat to invade the United States and assassinate President Reagan. “I knew Syria would never be like the other Arab countries. His older brother, who never expected him to return, had sold much of his land. It was impossible for a girl to date a guy whose name meant ‘I laughed at your pussy.’ ” As a result, he said, “I lived a very violent solitude. It struck me that there was perhaps a compensatory element to his penchant for adolescent sexual humor. 144-45). “The Arab of the Future” provides an unflinching portrait of the frustrations and the brutality that sparked the revolts against the regimes in both Libya and Syria—and of the internal conflicts that have darkened their revolutionary horizons. And then you will have great success. Pour nous, il a choisi les femmes qui ont compté dans sa vie. Né en 1978 d'un père syrien et d'une mère française, Riad Sattouf partage son enfance entre Algérie, la Libye et la Syrie, où il passe dix ans. “I was totally disoriented,” he said. Youth is a transitional time of emerging from the protective cocoon of one's parents' home and entering reality. Taken from what Riad Sattouf has seen himself on the metro, a taxi, and on the side of the street, each comic stri Filled with terrible people, youth who want to be "gangsta", couples who will NOT stop kissing each other in public, and adults who will stop at nothing to criticize their children, La vie secrete des jeunes is a compilation of the best and worst of French life. In Sattouf’s memoir, his father’s decision to move the family to Syria has the coercive force of a kidnapping. “Are you Tunisian?” she asked him. Je les regardais en boucle, j’étais obsédé par La Double Vie de Véronique. “The problem isn’t Sattouf, who has written a funny and sympathetic book. The Montreal-based genre festival runs July 17-Aug 5 and has also announced it will hold a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy . Jean-Pierre Filiu, who has written extensively on Syria, believes that Sattouf’s success is a tribute to a French “empathy for the plight of real-life Arabs, rather than the ‘Arabs of the future’ envisioned by Qaddafi and Assad.” Olivier Roy, a French authority on Islam, told me that Sattouf can’t help being “enlisted” in local battles, simply because he’s one of the few artists of Muslim origin who have achieved fame in France. No French Presidency is complete without a legacy-defining monument; the Quai Branly, which opened in 2006, was Jacques Chirac’s. Klantenservice; Inloggen; Mijn wensenlijst; 0. But only a few months later the couple pass one of them on the street. In one strip, a woman complains that she can no longer wear her miniskirt to work because she’s being hit on by Islamists praying outside her office. Media in category "Riad Sattouf" The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total. It is not a sumptuous visual style, but it is an effective one, particularly in its evocation of the way in which a child sees the world. In Arabic, the names Riad and Sattouf had what he described as “an impressive solemnity.” In French, they sounded like rire de sa touffe, which means “laugh at her pussy.” When teachers took attendance, “people would burst out laughing. Riad Sattouf, son of a Syrian father and Breton mother, was born in Paris. (Sattouf writes, “I tried to be the most aggressive one toward the Jews, to prove that I wasn’t one of them.”) Another pastime was killing small animals: the first volume of “The Arab of the Future” concludes with the lynching of a puppy. Daar loopt nog tot maart een tentoonstelling over zijn werk en leven, of toch dat deel van zijn leven dat de fans al via de stripreeks "De Arabier van de toekomst" konden ontdekken. The Jew was “a kind of evil creature for us,” Sattouf told me, though no one had actually seen one. He is an actor and director, known for Les beaux gosses (2009), Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (2014) and Esther's Notebooks (2018). Riad Sattouf was born on May 5, 1978 in Paris, France. His blond hair turned black and curly, and, he recalled, “I went from being an elf to a troll. Nor was he attracted to Charlie’s style of deliberately confrontational satire. For all his rants against Jews, Africans, and, above all, the Shia, he remains strangely endearing, a kind of Arab Archie Bunker. Vandaag (11 juni) verschijnt daar deel 2, de Nederlandstalige versie volgt dit najaar. It continues the story of the young Riad Sattouf, though by no means concludes it – the final page opens up a whole new Pandora’s box – and covers the years 1987–1992. Riad de Tarabel is a beautiful property located in the heart of the old medina of Marrakech, close to the famous Jemaa El Fna square and next to the Dar El Bacha Palace. On the first day that we met, Sattouf took me to lunch at Les Comptoirs de Carthage, a canteen in the Marais owned by Kate Daoud, an Englishwoman in her sixties who married a Tunisian and lived in Tunisia for many years before settling in Paris. Riad Sattouf’s early artistic endeavours, documented in the award-winning first volume of The Arab of the Future, now about to be published in the UK. He showed me his method one day while we were riding the Métro. . Cultuur & Media Haat, angst en heel soms een lichtpuntje. He draws at his desk on Photoshop, facing a wall of bookshelves stacked with comic books and works on Paris photography by Atget and Doisneau. In 2006, Charlie Hebdo reprinted the cartoons of the Prophet that had run in a right-wing Danish newspaper. “No, I’m an énarque,” he said, as if that explained everything. (Énarques are graduates of the École Nationale d’Administration, a mandarin class who more or less run France.) So far, so normal. Through Bravo, Sattouf befriended other cartoonists, and joined a studio of young artists who aimed to write comic books for a more sophisticated literary readership. In Volume 2 the mutilation of animals is a feature of the family’s extended stay in Ter Maaleh. Photograph: Magali Delporte/The Observer I n spring 2011, when pro-democracy protests in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria were met with … L'Arabe du futur 4: Sattouf, Riad: Amazon.nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen … No primeiro volume (1978-1984), o pequeno Riad, filho de pai sírio e mãe bretã, passou os primeiros anos de sua vida dividido entre a Líbia, a Bretanha e a Síria. With 3 million copies sold worldwide, the autobiographical series The Arab of the Future is one of the greatest comic books of the past five years. I hate muscular people. I waited so long to tell this story partly because when I started to make comics I didn’t want to be the guy of Arab origin who makes comics about Arab people…I didn’t want to be the official Arab comics artist. Let me start by saying that I’ve never read a graphic novel (or a graphic memoir, for that matter) — a few comic books when I was younger, sure, but it was never really my world. Émile Bravo, a comic-book artist who is a close friend of Sattouf’s, met him at a conference in 2002. “Riad is a sponge,” the comic-book artist Jul Berjeaut told me. “He can leave aside his own sensibility and absorb the sensibility of those around him.” For his first popular hit, “Retour au Collège” (“Back to School”), published in 2005, Sattouf spent two weeks embedded in an upper-class high school in Paris. He had told various people I interviewed that his father kidnapped his brother and took him back to Syria, where the brother later joined the uprising against Assad; that his father had a mystical epiphany while making the hajj to Mecca; and that he later committed a terrible crime against the family. Abdel-Razak tried to ingratiate himself with more powerful men, like his cousin, a general in the Syrian Army. The only book about the Middle East that I could see was one on Islam by Bernard Lewis. I’d seen teachers beating their children in school. Le réalisateur, scénariste et auteur-dessinateur de BD, Riad Sattouf, est l'invité d'Ali Baddou à l'occasion de la parution du 4ème tome de la série "L'arabe du Futur" (éditions Allary). Sattouf was born in 1978, in Paris. When he saw me waiting for him outside the café, he said, “What, you didn’t enter? © 2020 Condé Nast. The Arab of the Future (French: L'Arabe du futur) is a graphic memoir by award-winning French-Syrian cartoonist Riad Sattouf. The girl’s mother asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Mathieu Sapin, one of Sattouf’s studio mates, told me, “In a very short time, Riad imposed himself as a figure with a set of themes all his own—youth, education, sexual frustration, the things we see in Daniel Clowes, but in a French style.” When readers told Sattouf to “stop with your stories of losers,” he invented a buff, bisexual superhero named Pascal Brutal. His early drawings were hyperrealist, feverishly detailed and painterly: he compared them, somewhat dismissively, to swaggeringly virtuosic guitar solos. When we paid the bill, I complimented Daoud on her harissa, and Sattouf asked her when she left Tunisia. “There’s nothing positive in the book—no nostalgia or love,” he said. Riad Sattouf: That is difficult to answer since a lot of things occur unconsciously when I am developing a ... Ten-year-old Esther is the daughter of a Parisian couple with whom you are friends. “She told a story of dictatorship and revolution, and suddenly she was expected to be an activist.”, I mentioned the controversy to Elias Sanbar, a Palestinian writer and diplomat, who is now Palestine’s ambassador to UNESCO. ... As an act of pity, Clémentine shows up for a rendez-vous with Abdel-Razak and soon they are a couple. “I think what he liked about Assad was that he had come from a very poor background and ended up ruling over other people. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Once again, it is an endearing, tragi-comic look at the process of growing up. Sattouf looked riveted and took photographs. ; Riad Sattouf. Le lendemain, j’étais dans un bar, elle m’attendait au comptoir avec une bière, et j’avais les jambes qui tremblaient. Les alexandrins de François Morel pour la culture, Double dose de psychédélisme avec Kid Cudi et Tame Impala. And Sattouf didn’t call the book “The Boy from Ter Maaleh”; he called it “The Arab of the Future.”. His appearance had insulated him from overt racism in France, his sole experience of which was when, after winning an important comics prize in 2010, he received letters calling him a “dirty Arab.” He said that the very word “Arab” had become highly charged in France; now that the pan-Arabist project is no more, it is purely a racial epithet: “ ‘Arab’ is a word you only hear from racists, as in ‘Ah, those Arabs!’ ” In that sense, the title “The Arab of the Future” has what the sociologist Eric Fassin characterized as “a nostalgic air”: “People in France don’t talk about Arabs; they talk about Muslims.”, In one of our early conversations, Sattouf described his father as having had a “complicated attraction-repulsion relationship to the West.” It often seemed that Sattouf’s relationship to his roots was just as conflicted. C’est la plus belle actrice du monde (oui, c’est définitif). Riad Sattouf: A lot of things occur unconsciously when I am developing a story. Kate’s Cuisine, as regulars like Sattouf call it, is a quiet, rustic place with wood tables and turquoise placemats, decorated with North African bric-a-brac and photographs. Sattouf’s parents met in college, fell in love and got married. Riad Sattouf is a best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria and Libya and now lives in Paris. Inmiddels zijn er dan ook wereldwijd 1,5 miljoen exemplaren van verkocht! When I asked him about these stories in an e-mail, he denied them, joking that his father had “obviously been kidnapped by extraterrestrials one day before meeting my mother but I prefer that you not talk about this in your article.” He went on to say that his brother never returned to Syria; his father barely went to the mosque, much less to Mecca; and there was never a crime against the family. But this analysis has entered a very public arena, in a totally explosive context that’s much larger than he is.”, But plenty of French Arabists take Sattouf’s side. Sattouf loathes nationalism and is fond of the saying, paraphrased from Salman Rushdie, “A man does not have roots, he has feet.” He says that he feels “closer to a comic-book artist from Japan than I do to a Syrian or a French person.” Yet he has become famous for a book set largely in two countries where some of the most violent convulsions since the Arab Spring have unfolded. Sattouf brought the same sensibility to his strip for Charlie Hebdo, “The Secret Life of Youth,” which appeared weekly from 2004 until late 2014. Amazing presentation of a kid’s perspective and of violent societies. Filled with terrible people, youth who want to be "gangsta", couples who will NOT stop kissing each other in public, and adults who will stop at nothing to criticize their children, La vie secrete des jeunes is a compilation of the best and worst of French life. Riad Sattouf is striptekenaar en cartoonist. Sattouf has achieved prominence as a cartoonist of Muslim heritage at a time when French anxieties about Islam have never been higher and when cartooning has become an increasingly dangerous trade. Muslims, Todd has written, found themselves pressured to defend not merely “the right, but the obligation, to commit blasphemy,” as proof of their commitment to French secularism. This is the first part of Riad Sattouf’s childhood memoirs, The Arab of the Future, and it is superb! Riad Sattouf. The Quai Branly is at once a voluptuous tribute to the riches of French ethnography (several of the pieces came from the collections of Claude Lévi-Strauss and others) and a reminder of a history of overseas plunder. My cousins and I used to talk about what he might look like, but I wouldn’t do it. C’est pas incroyable ? In “The Arab of the Future,” the visual marker of that destiny is his blond hair, the color of his mother’s. In 2010 ontving hij voor Les Beaux gosses de César in de categorie Beste Film. Cultuur & Media Stripevenement dreigt in het water te vallen door glazen plafond. The French-Syrian cartoonist Riad Sattouf has been profiled by all the high-profile publications of the world thanks to his groundbreaking graphic-novel series, The Arab of the Future. The New Yorker may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. violent, backwards, always stupid, vulgar, bigoted, and, of course, anti-Semitic.” The Bonnefoy thesis was widely discussed in Paris, and I heard echoes of it in a number of conversations. Par Riad Sattouf - 19/01/16 17h00 . Little Riad uses his nose to navigate his worlds, Arab and French, and to find his place in them. Riad Sattouf: emancipating oneself through the comic strip. For our first meeting, Sattouf proposed that I come to a café near his apartment, not far from the Place de la République, where he lives with his partner—a comic-book editor—and their son. Le tournage a commencé par une séance photo avec elle, pour le faux catalogue de La Redoute. Sattouf has already proved that he is a gifted illustrator in his previous work. Riad Sattouf aime à se définir comme un bédéiste auteur-pilote, clin d’œil à son rêve - toujours présent - d’être pilote de ligne. Ontdek de perfecte stockfoto's over Riad Sattouf en redactionele nieuwsbeelden van Getty Images Kies uit premium Riad Sattouf van de hoogste kwaliteit. “I saw some pretty tough things here.” ♦. “When I started to remember this period, I realized that many of my memories were of sounds and smells,” Sattouf told me. Next Premium : Plongeon dans la galaxie Besson, “Cyberpunk 2077” : notre verdict sur le monstre. He seemed to have an enormous tableau of the characters in the human comedy.” The son of refugees from Franco’s Spain, Bravo was a kindred spirit; like Sattouf, he had spent his childhood shuttling between France and a rural village under dictatorship, and he knew what it was like to feel permanently out of place. Sexual segregation was rigorously observed. We were met in the lobby by Stéphane Martin, the museum’s president, who is a long-standing admirer of Sattouf’s work and has commissioned him to produce a graphic novel about the museum for its tenth anniversary, next year. When Sattouf was two, his father accepted a university job in Libya, where Qaddafi was building his “state of the masses.” Like many Arabs of his generation, Abdel-Razak Sattouf was a fervent believer in the pan-Arab dream. He is embarrassed by his son’s vulnerability, which reminds him of his own; he proclaims himself the master of the household but usually defers to his more practical wife. 4 Voor mijn gevoel duurde het eeuwen voordat het vierde deel van deze autobiografische graphic novel van Riad Sattouf uitkwam, maar nu kan ik tevreden melden dat het nog steeds een razend knap geschreven en getekend verhaal is. It was still in shrink-wrap. ... Ten-year-old Esther is the daughter of a Parisian couple with whom you are friends. It has been almost a decade since Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi took power and three years since the … In November, 2011, it published a special issue, Charia Hebdo, guest-edited by the Prophet; the offices were fire-bombed just as it hit the newsstands. The man we actually hear, growing increasingly testy, replies, “I don’t give a fuck about Charlie Hebdau,” but “you don’t kill someone for that, that’s all.”. His caustic, often brutal vision of how boys are groomed to become men has brought him acclaim far beyond the underground-comics scene where he first made his name. I was voted the ugliest person in class.” Accused of being a Jew in Syria, he was now gay-baited because of his high voice. The most recent volume is the fourth in the series. The interior—hushed, ceremonial lighting, earth-tone colors, leather upholstery—suggests the study of a retired colonial administrator, and an aura of tribal kitsch pervades the place. The son of Abdel-Razak Sattouf was raised to become the Arab of the future; instead, he became a Frenchman with a “weird name.” That made him a misfit in France, but it also gave him the subject of a lifetime. People in the village, he says, were “beginning to say the Sattoufs were weak” because they had sent to prison “a man who had done nothing but preserve the honor of his family.” We see him turning away from his wife, his hands clasped behind his back. I’m not a family guy. Sattouf listened quietly to Martin as we strolled along the long nave where most of the museum’s artifacts are exhibited. He spent most of his childhood the Middle East, first in Algeria, then in Libya and Syria. When I rescheduled a meeting with a wealthy Algerian businessman, Sattouf said, “Don’t go back to Algeria for the next forty years! Né en 1978 d un père syrien et d une mère bretonne, Riad Sattouf grandit d abord à Tripoli, en Libye, où son père vient d être nommé professeur. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you've provided to them or that they've collected from your use of their services. The guy is brilliant: inspired drawings and a wonderful story. “I had the feeling people were suffering from a lack of freedom, while Europeans were in bars eating tartare de dorade.”. I find that’s still true today.”. She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes. Un roman graphique où Riad Sattouf raconte sa jeunesse dans la Libye de Kadhafi et la Syrie d Hafez al-Assad. Riad Sattouf's graphic memoir is an indictment of the adult world. Usually, Sattouf speaks in a soft, rather delicate voice; he told me that when he makes a reservation at a restaurant he lowers his voice so that he’s not mistaken for a woman. Everywhere you looked, the eyes of the President stared down at you from billboards and posters. riad sattouf. He was completely fascinated by power.”. Riad Sattouf (born May 5, 1978) is a French cartoonist, comic artist, and film director.. Riad Sattouf est auteur de bandes dessinées et réalisateur. He was able to pick up reading French comics through his grandmother. As a teen-ager in Brittany, Sattouf spent almost all of his time in his room, drawing and reading comic books. He landed his first contract in 1998—“before I had even kissed a girl.”. He claims to have forgotten the Arabic he learned in Syria, has no Arab friends, doesn’t follow the news from the Middle East, and knows no one in the Paris-based Syrian opposition. Het leven van de inmiddels 9-jarige Riad is onveranderd spannend en hilarisch. Sattouf had long considered writing a book about the Arab world, but the idea for the memoir occurred to him only after the Syrian uprising broke out, in 2011. It had nothing to do with the journal or the people I knew there, who detested nationalism.”. Much of the pathos of the memoir comes from Sattouf’s depiction of his father, a dreamer full of bluster, driven by impotent fury at the West; a secularist who can’t quite free himself from superstition; a man who wants to give orders but whose lot is to follow them. Although Sattouf’s work is confessional, in person he is guarded; even his closest friends describe him as secretive. When Sattouf was seven, a cousin of his, a thirty-five-year-old widow who taught him to draw, was suffocated to death by her father and her brother, who had discovered that she was pregnant. In Paris, I kept running into people who had just read it, among them a former president of Doctors Without Borders, a young official in the foreign ministry who had worked throughout the Middle East, and an economist for the city of Paris. At the time, Riad Sattouf was well known as a big talent on France’s thriving comics scene, drawing funny and scathing works of social observation. Little Riad, its apparently guileless narrator, is a Candide figure, who can’t help noticing the rot around him, even as the adults invoke the glories of Arab socialism. “The Arab of the Future” has, in effect, made him the Arab of the present in France. Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Verder naar bestellen In the first volume, which covers the years 1978–1984, his family moves between rural France, Libya, and Syria, where they eventually settle in his father’s native village of Ter Maaleh, near Homs. Sattouf has cited Hergé as one of his primary influences, but his sensibility is closer to “South Park” than to “Tintin.”, “The Arab of the Future” immerses the reader in the sensory impressions of childhood, particularly its smells. Read More Posts navigation. Retour sur un parcours atypique. A couple of years later, after the birth of Sattouf’s brother, Abdel-Razak got a job teaching in Damascus, and moved the family to Ter Maaleh, the village where he’d grown up.