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Ibrahim El-Salahi? - The Prison Diary

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Ibrahim El-Salahi? - The Prison Diary

Author: Salah Hassan; Ibrahim El-Salahi
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Sudanese artist, writer, critic, cultural diplomat Ibrahim El-Salahi (born 1930) is one of the critical figures of African and Arabic modernism. While serving as Sudan's Undersecretary of Culture in 1975, El-Salahi was imprisoned without trial and endured six months of deprivation in the notorious Cooper (now Kober) Prison. During a period of house arrest that followed, he exorcised his experience in the Prison Notebook, an intensely personal work that is both a major historical document and a masterpiece of drawing, its pages filled with remarkable pen-and-ink drawings that demonstrate the artist's graphic mastery. This bilingual English-Arabic volume, published by The Museum of Modern Art and the Sharjah Art Foundation, comprises a facsimile of the Prison Notebook (recently acquired by MoMA); an English translation of its prose; a contextualizing essay by art historian Salah Hassan that addresses the social and political milieu in which it was produced; and contemporary commentary by the artist, captured in a recent interview.

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General Fields

  • : 9781633450554
  • : Museum of Modern Art
  • : Museum of Modern Art
  • : June 2018
  • : --- length: - '11.5' width: - '7' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Salah Hassan; Ibrahim El-Salahi
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 148