New Publication by Nevine El-nossery

I’m delighted to let you know about my new bookArab Women’s Revolutionary Art. Between Singularities and Multitudes in which I explore the ways women in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa have re-imagined revolutionary discourses through creativity and collective action as a means of resistance. My book draws from a vast spectrum of artistic production in revolutionary periods between 2011 and 2022 in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. The book is divided into three sections which foreground the unique relationship between textual, visual, and performative modes as they intertwine with art and politics.

Praise for the book:

“The Arab Revolutions invariably failed to cause democratic transformation, but they triggered significant changes in the social, cultural, and artistic domains. Nevine El Nossery’s important book highlights the ‘artistic revolution’ championed by women who brought creative works– graffiti, street performance, photography, photo-texts, and comics– to bear on defying illegitimate power and extend the horizon of emancipatory politics.” 

—Asef Bayat, Catherine & Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and transnational Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.