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Photo of Marguerite in a thoub.

Photo: Giovanni Jackson

Marguerite Dabaie (they/them), author of the graphic novel The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories (Rosarium 2018) and the  comic Legends in the Heights, draws autobio, socio-political, and historical-fictional comics with a decorative flair. They have also contributed to a number of anthologies and are currently, very slowly, working on a graphic novel about the 7th-century Silk Road. Marguerite is a freelance illustrator and has worked with such publications as the Nib, the Believer, Abrams, and Viking Penguin, among others. They are also an editor for the A.M. Qattan Foundation and Birzeit University, and were an editor, writer, and cultural consultant for the tabletop RPG Blackbirds.

They once upon a time drew a serialized comic called Ali’s House (with Tom Hart), ran Pete’s Mini Zine Fest in Brooklyn, NY, and edited for the Morgan Library & Museum and the Journal of Palestine Studies.

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