Review: Life Under Occupation by Jose Pablo Garcia

Life Under Occupation

Publisher: Europe Comics
Author: Jose Pablo Garcia
Released: December 13th 2017
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 3 ½ Kitties

I received a copy of Life Under Occupation from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Life Under Occupation is the true story of Jose Pablo Garcia’s travels to and through the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Not only was it a great read, but it’s an educational one too. If you’re looking to learn a bit more about what is happening here, or why it’s such a conflicting issue, this is a good first step.

Now, I’m not going to claim that Garcia offered us every minute detail of the trip, and that by reading this you’ll have an academic understanding on what is occurring in Palestine. But it will give you a comprehensive view and understanding of what he personally witnessed, as well as several stories of others, as told directly by them to him.

I do feel that Life Under Occupation spent a little too much time focusing on the travel aspect, instead of putting aside more time to talk to real people with real issues. While I have no problem with the former, the title gave me the impression that we’d be hearing mostly from people actually living under these conditions (as opposed to a person traveling through them). Perhaps a change in title would have prevented this confusion.

On the whole I really enjoyed reading Life Under Occupation. It did a fantastic job of being open and accessible, while also talking about very real and serious subjects. I appreciate all of the effort Jose Pable Garcia went through, at the request of the AECID (Action Against Hunger and the Spanish Agency for International Development). I hope this proves to be the stepping stone Garcia was looking for.


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