Posted by: unhcragd | November 23, 2009

Female Saudi Cartoonist is a Trailblazer

This from Muslimah Media Watch:

Hana Hajar doesn’t consider the work she does groundbreaking–to her, transforming her thoughts into satirical drawings is simply a means to express herself.

But as Saudi Arabia’s sole prominent female cartoonist, Hajar is an undeniable trailblazer.

She has worked since 2005 for the Saudi-based English language newspaper, Arab News, where her sketches challenge everything from the role of women in Saudi society, to the war in Iraq, to the on-again, off-again status of peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Her cartoons are eye-catching, with many featuring vivid colors and over-pronounced facial features. But present in every sketch is Hajar’s signature incisive wit.

Click here for the full story from Muslimah.


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