©2011 by Craig Thompson

16th Manga Division Jury Selections

Habibi I Habibi II

Translation: KAZAMA Kenji [USA / Japan]


The story is set in an unnamed Arab kingdom shrouded in the mists of time. Dodola, who was sold into slavery by her parents, meets another young slave named Zam, and the two venture into the desert in search of freedom. Seven years in the making, this exotic, romantic adventure explores such dichotomies as “pure love and eros” and “civilization and nature” in the style of an elaborate arabesque. The work received widespread acclaim after being selected as one of the best books on Amazon.com.