The Arab of the Future 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985 Quotes

Riad Sattouf
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In Syria you had to wear a school uniform. The salesman had two models. A plastic coat that looked like oilcloth. A fabric one with a real belt, much more expensive.
-- Sattouf (chapter 1)

Importance: This quote points out the hypocrisy of the school uniform system in Syria. Uniforms are intended to make everyone appear equal, but there are two options--one for the rich and one for the poor. The very tool that is trying to create equality is unequal.

DEFENDERS OF THE HOMELAND, PEACE BE WITH YOU...
-- Riad's Teacher (chapter 1)

Importance: The Syrian national anthem is the first thing Riad is taught at school, and Riad and his classmates must sing it every morning. The anthem contains beautiful imagery, violent descriptions, and political propaganda about pan-Arabism. The national anthem comes to symbolize the propaganda based approach to education to which Road is subjected.

,,,but my son should defend himself, instead of crying like a LITTLE GIRL!
-- Abu Hassan (The General) (chapter 1)

Importance: This...

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