Yara El-Sherbini: Sheikh ‘n’ Vac

Yara El-Sherbini: Sheikh ‘n’ Vac
Library Shelf Location ABC-SHER
Publication Date 2005

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‘Imam preaching to a crowd. Policeman enters.

Policeman “I’m afraid I’ll have to stop you preaching, sir.”

Bystander “Oh c’mon mate, this man ’as a right t’be’erd.”

Policeman “It’s his beard that worries me.”’

In Sheikh ‘n’ Vac, Yara El-Sherbini’s drawings and jokes, which play with stereotypes and provocatively satirize representations of Muslims, are offset by an apparently indecipherable stream of consciousness. Exploring the nuances of language, dialect, speech and comedy, El-Sherbini playfully buries coded messages into a stream of mis-spelt words, which, juxtaposed with visual puns, quips and malapropisms confront the reader with the tensions of religious and racial identities.

Published as part of Scape Specific, commissioned by Sara Wajid.

ISBN 9781870699823
Quantity 1
Pages 48 pages; 210 x 115 mm; Edition of 1,000 copies;
Format Softcover
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Yara El-Sherbini
Categories Artists' Books, BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Language English

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