Siwela, Themba

Illustrator country: South Africa

Scenarist: Siwela, Themba

Scenarist country: South Africa

Language: English

Keywords: city; constitution; human rights; justice; Nelson Mandela


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2003-2004

Mandla Sithole is 17, lives on his own and gets by committing petty crimes. One day, he’s taken to jail for committing a crime he’s not responsible for. Here, he meets an old friend of his motherwho had died of Aids two years before. This man explains to him that the constitution (inspired by Mandela’s principles and ideas) gives him the right to have a lawyer and so he gets one. Finally, he graduates from university.

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Technique: Felt tip pen on paper

Black and White

Original drawings

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Inventory: inv. 385 / coll. CX38.SA.SIWELA.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on verso: 21, and the number of the page