جِن الحافي Why books | Barefoot Gen

Youssef Mamdouh, a young Arab YouTuber and third-year student of Cairo University, introduces an Arabic version of the manga series “Barefoot Gen” drawn by Keiji Nakazawa, a manga artist, and translated by Prof. Maher Elsherbini of Cairo University.  

Youssef Mamdouh has read approximately 100 books about which he has posted articles and book reviews on Instagram.  Since the beginning of this year, he has introduced 15 books, including “Barefoot Gen”, through YouTube.  

In this video, after introducing the artist and the translator, he reviews the series, saying, “Nakazawa’s visual impact helps readers draw concrete images of atomic bombings in their mind.” He also says, “The Arabic translation strikes my fancy.  The contents seem to be rushing straight at me, so I would not think that it is a translation.”  Furthermore, he says that he would like readers to read the whole volume because he could not find any other manga series of the same caliber as this one.  He also mentions that this is one of the best books published by Dar Mahrousa.