Ellie Ga: Square Octagon Circle


Ga, Ellie

Publisher Siglio

ISBN 9781938221187


In the murky waters of the Mediterranean lie the ruins of Alexandria’s fabled lighthouse, a wonder of the ancient world destroyed by earthquakes in the Middle Ages. While mapped by archeologists, most of these 2,000 stone remnants will never be retrieved and reconstructed: the Pharos Lighthouse can only be inferred. In a richly braided, intimately told narrative of text and image, New York–born artist and writer Ellie Ga (born 1976) takes the reader with her on dive boats and into the water, behind the walls of hidden museums, through city streets pasted with political graffiti, into the offices of archeologists and the homes of Alexandrians, just as Egypt is on the cusp of its first post-revolution election.

224 p, ills colour, 21 x 23 cm, pb, English


$38.50



Ellie Ga: Square Octagon Circle