Arab Superwomen Fight Convention as Comics Draw New Middle East

By Salma El Wardany and Caroline Alexander - 2013-11-06T08:20:59Z

Image courtesy Mai El Shoush

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At Dubai’s April 2012 Middle East Film & Comic Convention, Sudanese author Mai El Shoush was surrounded by fans when she unveiled a teaser for her graphic novel ‘‘Drawn,’’ that charts the transformation of Rayann Lawsonia from a shy girl into a strong, confident woman as she saves the world. Her power comes not from physical or sexual prowess but inner strength.