During the time of the first Intifada in early 90's Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestine is the summation of his time there, combining eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore the complex, emotionally weighty situation. Capturing the heart of Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable image with great insight and remarkable humour.
With an ontroduction by the legendary Edward Said this is the first time the nine-issue comics series was published in a single volume. The recipient of a 1996 American Book Award, Gaza is considered one of the great classics of graphic non-fiction.