Friday 8 February, former PRIO Research Professor Jacob Høigilt was a guest on the Norwegian radio show Ekko on NRK P2.
The episode focuses on music and comic books during the Arab Spring in Egypt. Jacob Høigilt talks about the role of comic books for adults during this time. He describes how comics are used to criticise authoritarian politics, gender relations and oppression of women. He also reflects on the liberating potential of comics and other cultural expressions in this context.
On 13 February, PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict hosts a book launch for Jacob Høigilt’s new book Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture: Politics, Language and Resistance. For more information and registration click here.