New Criticals

Princess Hijab’s work, which brings graffiti and the veil together in Parisian train stations, consequently provides insight into the historical fetishization of the hijab itself, by emphasizing the centrality of travel to its creation as a text of inside/outside. Tourists, Frantz Fanon, wrote in his 1959 essay, “Algeria Unveiled,” noticed first and the foremost the veil worn by women when visiting the Arab world. Fanon surmised then that, “The veil characterizes Arab society” [6].