Middle East and North Africa Illustrated (MENAI) is an annually updated database of bibliographical information on all graphic novels that are related to the Middle Eastern and North African countries in various genres that are written in or translated into English. The MENAI is a side product of the HONORS 212 Near/Middle East Illustrated course that was offered by Selim S. Kuru for the first time in 2020 Spring Quarter and made possible thanks to support from the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and the HONORS Program at the University of Washington.
MENAI appreciates any feedback or corrections. If you’ve read a graphic novel or any sort of sequential creative work in visual language about MENA region that’s not yet in the database, let us know through

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1980 to 2022
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