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Egyptian-Lebanese artist paints Darwish’s poetry on walls around the world

18 October 2019

Egyptian-Lebanese artist Bahia Shehab is proud to have her street art in countries like Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Britain, Holland, the United States and Japan – among others. She took photos to document her work and in September published a book that showcases in pictures and in words the message from her journeys. The book was launched at the Aga Khan Centre in London, where she gave a talk about her work, followed by an exhibition of some of her art. The book is published by Gingko in association with Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC). "We were immediately struck by her charisma and her extraordinary art and scholarship," said Charlotte Whiting, manager at the publications department at AKU-ISMC, in a reference to her first meeting with Shehab in 2018.