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Slim and the History of Algerian Cartoons

A presentation by Algerian cartoonist Slim (Menouar Merabtene)

Thursday, May 08, 2008
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center, Hacienda Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Slim (Menouar Merabtene) is Algeria's leading cartoonist, best known for his comic strip Zid Ya Bouzid .  He was born in Sidi Ali Benyoub, Algeria in 1945 and received his training in Poland and France.   He has been a cartoonist for over 30 years  for publications such as El Moudjahid, The Republic, African Revolution, Algerie News, El Manchar, and L'Humanite.  He has also published more than ten graphic novels and produced several short animation films.  He is currently a designer for Djazair News and DZ News (Algiers).

For more information on Slim, please visit his website.

Presentation will be made in French with English translation provided. Reception will follow presentation.

Cost : Free

PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies, French and Francophone Studies

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