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Sarah Mousa

Ammar Abo Bakr: Committing Murder, then Marching in the Funeral Procession

[Abo Bakr Mural, Qasr el-Ayni Street, image from Ammar Abo Bakr]

Street art has played an important role throughout the Egyptian revolution. As many observers have pointed out, such art is more than mere representation that inspires mobilization. It is that, certainly, but it is also an act of protest in and of itself. It is not only artists who make this claim. With each of their whitewashing campaigns over the last three years, state authorities have also routinely recognized this fact. In anticipation of biennial commemorations of the ...

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Sarah Mousa is a Master’s candidate at Georgetown University’s Arab Studies Program, with a concentration in Development. She is a 2010 graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a 2011 Fulbright Scholar to Egypt.