This paper aims at analysing how two contemporary Tunisian intellectuals use caricature and satirical literature as a means of social and political resistance. Therefore, the analysis of some caricatures taken from the satiric book Khalti Khadhra (Ḫālatī Ḫaḍrāʾ, My Aunt Ḫaḍrāʾ, that is The Green)1 by Mohamed Doggui (Muḥammad Duqqī) and the author’s Facebook account will be presented2. Doggui is a contemporary Tunisian poet and writer who usually expresses himself in Spanish. The caricatures included in the book are by the Tunisian illustrator Anis Mahrsi (Anīs al-Maḥarsī); the cartoons taken from Doggui’s Facebook account have been realized or assembled by the writer himself.

Resisting Through Languages: Dāriǧah and Caricature in Contemporary Tunisia di Cristina La Rosa

Cristina La Rosa
2020

Abstract

This paper aims at analysing how two contemporary Tunisian intellectuals use caricature and satirical literature as a means of social and political resistance. Therefore, the analysis of some caricatures taken from the satiric book Khalti Khadhra (Ḫālatī Ḫaḍrāʾ, My Aunt Ḫaḍrāʾ, that is The Green)1 by Mohamed Doggui (Muḥammad Duqqī) and the author’s Facebook account will be presented2. Doggui is a contemporary Tunisian poet and writer who usually expresses himself in Spanish. The caricatures included in the book are by the Tunisian illustrator Anis Mahrsi (Anīs al-Maḥarsī); the cartoons taken from Doggui’s Facebook account have been realized or assembled by the writer himself.
Tunisia; Maghrib; Sociolinguistics; Arabic Dialectology; Tunisian Dialect; Arab Springs; Graphic Literature; Caricature;
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