Leila Abdelrazaq (b. 1992, Chicago) is a Detroit-based Palestinian author and artist. Her debut graphic novel, Baddawi (Just World Books 2015) was shortlisted for the 2015 Palestine Book Awards and has been translated into three languages. Since then, she has created a number of other zines and comics. She has published, exhibited work, and given workshops around the world.
Leila’s creative work primarily explores issues related to diaspora, refugeehood, history, memory, and borders. She earned her MA in Modern Middle Eastern & North African Studies from the University of Michigan in 2020, where her research focused on Palestinian futurist art and and post-national imaginaries.
Leila is interested in exploring the intersections between abolitionist frameworks and no-state liberations. Which I guess is just a fancy way of saying that statehood won’t save us, and we need to think bigger to really get free.
*LEILA IS NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON ANY NEW COMMISSIONS OR PROJECTS
Leila has been seen in: Hyperallergic, VICE News, Salon, Al Araby, Jadaliyya, LA Review of Books, The Electronic Intifada, Middle East Monitor, The Rumpus, follow the halo, The Riveter, and Your Middle East.