Category Archives: North Africa

This is a regional category. Use it to post about North African media or media about this region.

IAM and French/Arabic Hip-Hop

I spent the second half of last year living in France and was surprised by the prevalence of Arabic identity within French pop culture. In France, Arabs from northern African are known as “Maghrebs.” IAM is one of the first … Continue reading

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Hip hop and the Arab Spring

The censorship of media during the Arab Spring called for new ways of communicating dissatisfaction with the nations’ leaders, and has by many been called a “revolution of the young.” One example of this is the role that hip hop, … Continue reading

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Libyan Graffiti

In searching for additional sources of graffiti art from North Africa and the Arab Spring, I came across an article on, a website which is part image gallery and part graffiti journalism, with a number of rebel murals that … Continue reading

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Out Of Touch? (Chastity Day in Morocco)

I was reading an article today that I thought was interesting in the context of this class: First, to provide a little background- While Egypt and Tunisia were undergoing massive revolutions last spring, Morocco had its own “Arab Spring” in … Continue reading

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