Nadim Damluji, Tintinologist
October 21, 2011 8:44 PM Subscribe
Hello! My name is Nadim Damluji and I am an aspiring Tintinologist.
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Nadim Damluji received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
, and just finished a year of blogging and retracing Tintin's
steps in Belgium, France, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan and China to study Hergé's
famous series as a form of Orientalism
As Nadim writes in the blogs introduction
, "I believe it is important to acknowledge that Hergé, although masterful at his craft, never left the confines of his Belgium studio while illustrating distant places." The blog is full of thorough posts (such as "The Case of the Arab Henchmen
", where he details the clear changes between printed versions of The Crab With the Golden Claws
.), great pictures
of his toy Tintin posing
in various locales (flickr
account, which appears to only have a fraction of the blogs photos) and of the strange, sometimes one-of-a-kind
Tintin themed street merchandise.. Nadim found himself in Egypt
at the beginning of the Arab Spring, bringing his Egypt stint to an abrupt end.
Along the same lines, Damluji recently wrote a very worthwhile essay on Orientalism in Craig Thompson's new book Habibi
, which can be read on the Hooded Utilitarian
One of Damluji's blog posts was featured in this FPP.