Karl Sharro

THOUGH AN ARCHITECT by trade, Sharro may have found his true calling in satire if his growing popularity among urban Arabs and foreigners is anything to go by. Through his online avatar, Karl reMarks, Sharro satirises grandiose, sweeping, western observations with a fervour that matches, if not supersedes, his ability to spoof the sometimes-absurd situations in the Arab world. Just look up his work on New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and his brilliant narration of a session between Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed Caliph of ISIL and his psychiatrist.