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Almost Comic: The Art of Laylah Ali

Writing about politically engaged art is a difficult task, yet there are a number of benefits that I imprudently believe come from doing it persuasively. One of these is the opportunity to challenge the idea that it is in any way legitimate to label people by a single attribute. By this I mean the idea that, in certain encounters, it can mean anything useful to talk about ‘rich people’, ‘fat people’, ‘white people’, ‘black people’.