A Commemoration: Naji al Ali

Tuesday 22 July 2008

"Art and Life: Naji al-Ali as a Model" by researcher Abdallah Hammoudeh
"Naji al Ali: A Personal Testimony" by Dr. Issa Dabbah, Philadelphia University

The internationally acclaimed Palestinian cartoonist Naji al-Ali, known for his character Hanthala, began drawing during the 1950s. His talent was discovered by the novelist and artist Ghassan Kanafani in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Governments and newspapers tried to censor Al-Ali throughout his career until he was assassinated in London in 1987.