Mis(h)adra

· Sold by Simon and Schuster
4.5
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288
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About this ebook

An Arab-American college student struggles to live with epilepsy in this starkly colored and deeply-cutting graphic novel.

Isaac wants nothing more than to be a functional college student—but managing his epilepsy is an exhausting battle to survive. He attempts to maintain a balancing act between his seizure triggers and his day-to-day schedule, but he finds that nothing—not even his medication—seems to work. The doctors won’t listen, the schoolwork keeps piling up, his family is in denial about his condition, and his social life falls apart as he feels more and more isolated by his illness. Even with an unexpected new friend by his side, so much is up against him that Isaac is starting to think his epilepsy might be unbeatable.

Based on the author’s own experiences as an epileptic, Mis(h)adra is a boldly visual depiction of the daily struggles of living with a misunderstood condition in today’s hectic and uninformed world.
4.5
2 reviews
Nicole Tay
April 29, 2018
Glad to see a depiction of how it is like to have epilepsy. I have heard of the condition but do not know much. I can identify with Isaac when he struggles with whether he should just give up. Love that there is more representation in media now. Just was annoyed that this was rather hard to view on my A8, instead of the normal full screen portrait view, it was landscape and about half the size of my screen. Had to keep zooming in and moving around tbe page.
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A beautiful account of one person's struggle with epilepsy. If you have a chronic illness, you will identify with the author's story and you will feel understood. If you have a family member with a ...
Third-party review
Originally serialized as a webcomic, Ata’s debut tells the story of Isaac, an Arab-American college student struggling with epilepsy. His seizures, and the auras that precede them, leave him exhausted ...

About the author

Iasmin Omar Ata is an intersectional comics artist, illustrator, and game designer. Iasmin focuses on creating art centered around the themes of coping with illness, understanding identity, and dismantling oppressive structures.

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