Friday, 16 November
Revolution Books New York
437 Malcolm X Boulevard/Lenox Ave at 132nd St
New York, NY
An Evening with Mohammad Sabaaneh, Palestinian Cartoonist and Graphic Artist. He is flying in from Palestine in Ramallah, Palestine, where he is the lead political cartoonist for the daily paper, Al-Hayat al-Jadida. The event at RB is part of a special 2 week US tour.
In 2013, Sabaaneh was detained by the Israelis for five months, spending much of it in solitary confinement. The situation inspired the creation of his first book of cartoons, “White And Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine,” published by Just World Books in 2017. The book won rave reviews from leading political cartoonists around the world including KAL of The Economist, Matt Wuerker of Politico, and Joe Sacco. Noted NYC artist Seth Tobocman has written the Foreward.
Mohammad is the Middle East representative of the Cartoonists Rights Network International. He has had solo and group exhibitions of his work in countries around the world. Last fall, he won the Medaille d’Or at the Marseille Cartooning Festival. He has been hailed by the UN’s Committee on Palestinian Rights as one of Palestine’s two best-ever cartoonists– along with the late Naji al-Ali, and was featured in the exhibition and gala they staged at UN headquarters in New York.
Proceeds from the event and donations will help defray costs of Mohammad Sabaaneh’s tour expenses.
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