Nasser Road Political Posters in Uganda
First edition, first impression of Nasser Road/Political Posters in Uganda by Kristoff Titeca, published in 2023 by The Eriskay Connection. New condition.
Nasser Road, Kampala: nicknamed Uganda’s Silicon Valley. This street is a mythical place known for its printing trade and as a centre of fraud. From fake identity cards to university degrees, anything can be made and bought here.
This publication draws attention to one of its main products: posters and calendars portraying politicians and well-known personalities as superheroes. Do not be surprised if you see images of Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden or Mohammed Khaddafi transformed into RoboCops, ready for combat. The artworks are both decorative and political, telling the story of the common man’s struggle against the might of Western imperialism, with international villains celebrated as anti-heroes