I Am Baghdad III

Reposted from OnlineAhwa. I am Baghdad III, 2008, acrylic, charcoal and marker pen on Arabic newspaper on canvas, 48″ x 48″- 122 cm x 122 cm The portrait above gazes out at its audience, grabs its attention and commands it to listen. I Am Baghdad III is one of a …

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Abdellatif Laabi: “My Mother’s Language”

Also posted at OnlineAhwa  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 …

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