For centuries, people in the creative arts, when faced with severe threats to their cultural free expression, have sought alternative strategies and platforms. Whether Sudanese or Algerian, whether fleeing vicious civil wars or governmental oppression, unrecognised artists and musicians have found ways of avoiding limitations and transcending repercussions.
About the Editors
Els van der Plas (Netherlands) is an art historian and curator; she founded the Gate Foundation, an intercultural art exchange organisation, in 1987, and has organized numerous international art exhibitions and workshops.
Marlous Willemsen (Netherlands) is the policy officer for the Prince Claus Fund. She has studied Arabic and Islamic Art. Before joining the Fund she managed the Centre of Islamic Art in Rotterdam.
Malu Halasa (USA) is the editor of Tank, a visually-led bimonthly. She is the author of several biographies, including Elijah Mohammed (1990) and Mary McLeod Bethune (1989).
About the Publisher
Saqi Books is a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa with two imprints: Westbourne Press is committed to releasing engaging works that offer an alternative, progressive perspective on the leading issues of our time, and Telegram publishes new and classic international writing.