Naji Al Ali Drew for Palestine

Translation/Interpretation/Caption Text: 

Handala, also known as Handhala (Arabic: حنظلة‎) is the most famous of Naji al-Ali's characters. He is depicted as a ten-year old boy, and appeared for the first time in Al-Siyasa in Kuwait in 1969. The figure turned his back to the viewer from the year 1973, and clasped his hands behind his back. The artist explained that the ten-year old represented his age when forced to leave Palestine and would not grow up until he could return to his homeland; his turned back and clasped hands symbolised the character's rejection of "outside solutions". Handala wears ragged clothes and is barefoot, symbolising his allegiance to the poor. In later cartoons, he is actively participating in the action depicted not merely observing it.

Source: Wikipedia

Artist/Designer/Photographer: 

Marc Rudin

Language: 

Arabic

English

Year: 

1987

Publisher: 

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

Source/Credit/Provenance: 

Purchased by Liberation Graphics

Status/Acquisition Goals: 

The PPPA has an original copy of this poster/item

Original Copy Location: 

Portfolio 1401 - 1500

Original Copy Number: 

1426

Number of duplicates: 

0

Related links: 

Wikipedia essay about Naji al Ali

PFLP web site

Wellspring: 

Palestinian Nationalist Artists/Agencies

Special Collection: 

Handala

Liberation Graphics Collection (RMF)

Comics/Cartoons/Children's Literature/Board Games/Juvenilia

Marc Rudin

Naji Al Ali

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