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Marguerite Dabaie

Marguerite Dabaie‚Äôs first major comic, The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories--an autobiography about Palestinian-Americans--was awarded two grants. The cultural differences she has felt between Arab and American cultures heavily informs her work. She strives to combine comics with academia, something that dovetailed into her work on A Voyage to Panjikant, a historical-fictional graphic novel about the 7th-century Silk Road (work in progress).

She is a freelance illustrator and has worked with such publications as the School Library Journal, Mizna, and Just World Books, among others. She also regularly contributes to the Electronic Intifada and the Journal of Palestine Studies.