The Japanese manga comic helping Syrian refugee children dream

Thursday 20 June 2019,
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Where do dreams go when you are displaced? Kassoumah Obada grew up with his friends in Syria watching the popular anime Captain Tsubasa and dreaming of becoming a professional football player.

He played semi-professionally, but then tried other career paths before eventually leaving Syria for a scholarship in Japan.

He is now translating his childhood love, the Captain Tsubasa manga, into his native Arabic.

His translations are being distributed in Syrian refugee camps and proving to be a huge hit - and helping young Syrians find their own dreams.

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