Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Zunar coming to Singapore

Cartoons and Politics

What is the role of political cartoons in society? Do they merely reflect public opinion or do they shape it? Should they in the first place?

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque (better known as Zunar) is Malaysia's most important political cartoonist right now. His books are banned. He has been arrested and persecuted for drawing political cartoons. He is partisan, has strong views about politics in Malaysia and provides interesting commentary about the state of things up north. Especially with the 13th General Elections coming up in April.

Comics historian Lim Cheng Tju, Straits Times editorial cartoonist Dengcoy Miel and ISEAS Deputy Director Ooi Kee Beng will be engaging Zunar about all these and more.

Location: Select Books
Date: 1 Feb 2013 (Fri)
Time: 7 pm to 8.30 pm

NB: for an interview with Zunar.

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