Book Review: Palestine

The following post was originally published on my book review blog The Wandering Eye. You can read the original article here. In conjunction with my post on graphic novels as pedagogical tools, what follows is my review of the graphic novel Palestine by Joe Sacco, which I first read for my research paper. *** Personalizing the Occupation In … Continue reading Book Review: Palestine

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Documentary Graphic Novels on the Middle East as Pedagogical Tools

The following post was originally published on my book review blog The Wandering Eye. You can read the original article here. For a class paper I wrote last December, I researched graphic novel representations of social and political issues in the Middle East. For my project I chose three graphic novels (Baddawi, Waltz with Bashir, and Palestine), … Continue reading Documentary Graphic Novels on the Middle East as Pedagogical Tools

Destruction of an Ancient City: The Demolition of Kashgar

Last year for a class presentation on current events in Central Asia, a friend and I decided to investigate the protracted devastation of the ancient city of Kashgar. Kashgar, which not many people have heard of, is an historic city in northwestern China, home to one of China's minority ethnic groups, the Uighurs. In fact … Continue reading Destruction of an Ancient City: The Demolition of Kashgar

Coping with Catastrophe: The MFA’s Photographic Rendition of Japan’s 3/11 Disaster

By Fatima Mohie-Eldin Currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is the temporary exhibit: "In the Wake" a collection of photographs captured by various Japanese photographers in response to the now infamous disaster of 3/11. The disaster was initiated by the magnitude 9.0, Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck the Pacific … Continue reading Coping with Catastrophe: The MFA’s Photographic Rendition of Japan’s 3/11 Disaster