Issued: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:10:00 BST
Extracts from The Book of Sarah
Harry was born December 23rd 2013. Beautiful, loud, hungry. Clock of my day. Emperor of my household. At a conference on motherhood in London in June 2015 I heard Bracha Ettinger speak about “the three shocks of maternality”. It helped me to understand how much I am still recovering from my new reality.
This sequence was first published in Contemporary Comics by Jewish Women
Edited by Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum and Sarah Lightman
Studies in Comics 6:2 December 2015 (pp. 358- 361)
Sarah Lightman is co-curator with Michael Kaminer of Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women. She is also editor of Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (McFarland) that has been awarded The 2015 Will Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic Book and the 2015 Susan Koppelman Award for Best Feminist Anthology. She is researching her PhD on “Dressing Eve and other Reparative Acts in Women's Traumatic Autobiographical Comics” at the University of Glasgow and has published in numerous books and journals. Her first graphic novel, The Book of Sarah, (Myriad Editions) will be published 2018, and she is co-director with Nicola Streeten of Laydeez do Comics.
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