Amazigh poet and painter of the Sahara desert, Hawad is an Amajagh (Tuareg). His original manuscripts are in Tamajaght language written in Tifinagh, the Tuareg alphabet. In order to resist chaos and meaninglessness, to escape enclosure, and to create a new form of nomadism away from a time and a space that have been confiscated, Hawad has invented what he calls “Furigraphy”. “Furigraphing” gives him the impetus to blend different fragments of reality, shape another imaginary space likely to give sense to the world, and re-invent new ways of weaving the present. Hawad’s prolific writings - including an anthology published in 2017 - have been translated in different languages.