Protest and poetry: recent graffiti from the Arab world
Whether to express oneself or communicate and unite others, the impulse to write a public message reveals one of the quintessential traits of graffiti. In countries where voices go unheard and communities stand united against governmental regimes, it becomes a powerful instrument of expression and a tool in the fight for freedom and justice. Recently across the Arab Nation, graffiti has become the voice for many unrepresented by political leaders, and a trademark of revolt. From ongoing struggles and recent conflicts to a poetic script celebrated for its beauty across the world, graffiti from the Arab world has evolved in a number of poignant ways.