Me and I

about Hani Abbas

Hani Abbas is born in the large Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus, Syria, in 1977. In 2012, he posted on Facebook a cartoon showing the flower that symbolizes the Syrian Revolution as immortal. Syrian Secret Services immediately threatened him. He had to flee Syria and seek for asylum in Switzerland. He is now settled in Switzerland and keeps denouncing Wars’ atrocities in cartoons.

In May 2014, Hani was awarded the Editorial Cartoon International Prize — Prix International du Dessin de Presse — by Kofi Annan in Geneva. At the very centre of his work we can find the self-interest of our time, represented with a typical cartoon humour that once again requires to reflect. Through his illustrations, we can easily smile and regret about the consequences of war and our “me, myself and I” lifestyle.


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