Becoming Unbecoming

Becoming Unbecoming
Library Shelf Location 28.UNA
Publication Date 30 Sep 2015

A devastating personal account of gender violence told in graphic-novel form, set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man-hunt.

It's 1977 and Una is twelve. A serial murderer is at large in West Yorkshire and the police are struggling to solve the case despite spending more than two million man-hours hunting the killer and interviewing the man himself no less than nine times.

As this national news story unfolds around her, Una finds herself on the receiving end of a series of violent acts for which she feels she is to blame.

Through image and text Becoming Unbecoming explores what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned. With the benefit of hindsight Una explores her experience, wonders if anything has really changed and challenges a global culture that demands that the victims of violence pay its cost.

ISBN 9781908434692
Quantity 1
Pages 224p; 23 x 2.3 x 17.5 cm
Author Una
Format Paperback
Publisher Myriad Editions
Category Animation/Cartoons/Comics/Graphic Novels
Keywords Violence, Gender violence
Language English

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