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The Photographer

(First Second, 2009; 272pp; £10.99)

In 1986 the French photographer Didier Lefevre travelled to Afghanistan with Médecins sans Frontières to document their work there in the midst of the Soviet occupation.  This stunning non-fiction blend of Didier's text and photos and cartoonist Emmanuel Guibert's Tintin-esque drawings tells the story of their arduous journey across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the doctors’ work treating the victims of the war, and Didier's near-fatal return journey, following a foolish decision on his part. If you like comics, photography or Afghanistan then this is the book for you.