The Battle of the Rabbits

“The Battle of the Rabbits” by Muhammed Mustajab is a sort of ridiculous and slightly gruesome story of a young man’s encounter with a colony of rabbits. However, while bizarre happenings are physically occurring, the thoughts in the young man’s head provide great insight into the social norms of Egypt. This …

Princess Hijab

The identity of “Princess Hijab” is unknown, however the message and symbolism behind her work is clear as day. Princess Hijab provocatively adds veils to advertising billboards in Paris’ metro system using black paint and a sharpie. Known for creating the concept of “Hijabisation,” Princess Hijab considers her art to …

Street Art as a Form of Rebellion

Ganzeer is a nickname used by an Egyptian street artist who was born in Giza, Egypt. The Arab Spring sparked protests in all forms. Ganzeer (35) uses spray paint to illuminate old buildings and decaying walls. Through the artwork, he employs themes of terrorism, identity, and diaspora. Ganzeer’s pieces critique …

My Mother’s Language

It’s been twenty years since I last saw my mother                 1 She starved herself to death They say that each morning she would pull her headscarf off and strike the floor seven times                                              5 cursing the heavens and the Tyrant I was in the cave where convicts read …

The Future is in Our Hands

Among the nearly 100,000 people living in the second largest refugee camp in the world, color is created through the presence of larger-than-life murals. The presence of these murals may seem out of place against the stark, dusty backdrop of the Jordanian desert, but they tell an important story of …