We Are All Things

Elliott Colla (Author); Ganzeer (Illustrator); Molly Crabapple (Foreword)


Publisher: Radix Media
Format: Pamphlet
Binding: pam
Pages: 48
Released: March 3, 2020
ISBN-13: 9781734048711

An ordinary room in Cairo. A man, now alone. An assemblage of household objects that aren’t so inanimate.

The objects we own bear witness to our secret lives. In We Are All Things, a quiet room becomes a noisy backdrop to heartbreak and other forces of sentience. Here, pillows bemoan lost touch, lamps flicker with the memory of darkness, and the stereo coos a forgotten melody. This illustrated prose poem marries the rhythmic melody of poetry with the fluidity of visual narrative and invites us to imagine the mystery of feeling and the longing nature of existence.

Equal parts Maurice-Ponty and Yahyā al-Tāhir ‘Abdallah, We Are All Things is the first collaboration between Elliott Golla and Egyptian artist, Ganzeer. With an introduction by Molly Crabapple.

Really beautiful!


“We Are All Things is the perfect collaboration between an artist and a writer. Words and pictures combine to show us what cannot be seen and to tell us what must remain unspoken. A tiny room in a contemporary Arab city becomes the gateway to an infinite horizon. The universal experience of desire and loss. A small, but stunning, work of art.” —Seth Tobocman, author and artist of You Don’t Need to Fuck People Over to Survive

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