Duke Libraries

Ask us now

Abusing Power: Satirical Journals from the Special Collections Library

Anonymous, “Porvenir de Egipto -- Protectorado Inglés” (The Future of Egypt – An English Protectorate), El Loro, 4th year, no. 39, September 30, 1882

In the summer of 1882, a nationalistic movement opposed to Egypt’s reliance on foreign assistance overthrew the country’s leader, Khedive Tawfīq Pasha. Eager to protect its own interests, including access to India via the Suez Canal, England invaded Egypt and reinstalled Tawfīq, shown here as a dog on a leash. Situated comfortably between the Nile River and the Suez Canal, the triumphant British solider basks in his victory. This unsigned lithographic caricature appeared in the Barcelona comic magazine El Loro (The Parrot, 1879-1885), one of many such journals published in late 19th-century Spain.

El Loro

Return to Abusing Power introduction; return to exhibit home page

follow us on Twitter follow us on Facebook follow us on YouTube follow us on Flickr follow us on Pinterest follow our blogs and feeds

Contact Us919-660-5870
(Perkins Circulation Desk)

Home | Libraries | Ask Us Now | Catalog | Hours | Library Web Site Search | Site Index

Mobile Library Home (content for handheld devices such as cellphones)

Creative Commons License

Unless otherwise specified on this page, this work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Last modified February 22, 2010 11:03:35 PM EST