Drawing in the Diaspora: Comic Art & Graphic Novels by Leila Abdelrazaq

From: Arab American National Museum

11/16/2016 - 4/19/2017

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The exhibition offers a first-person view into the talent Abdelrazaq possesses and the depth of her ability to speak through illustrations. A variety of excerpts and original illustrations from her books and zines are featured.

Abdelrazaq's comics and illustration fuse art and activism. Her experiences as the daughter of a Palestinian refugee have informed her work throughout her artistic career, shaping her subject matter and storytelling. Baddawi details her father's coming-of-age journey in a refugee camp, while Mariposa Road ties the struggles of undocumented immigrants with the imprecise nature of Palestinian citizenship. Her other works focus on political movements in Chicago and nationally, from the fight to free Rasmea Odeh to the #Arabs4BlackPower network.

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