Gabriel’s bizarre tales: unfinished business

Muchilwa, Alfred

Illustrator country: Kenya

Scenarist: Muchilwa, Alfred

Scenarist country: Kenya

Language: English

Keywords: abduction; democracy; journalism; politics


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006

A certain Baba-Yomo sends a letter to a newspaper in which he denounces the persecution he underwent: he had written an article that criticised the government. But now the time has come to put things right: it’s election time, a chance to change the country. The director of the paper looks back on the story of the brave journalist, his kidnap, and the accident which made everyone think he had died. In the meantime, at the polling stations, a crowd waits to identify the man. Nobody takes notice of a poor cripple on a wheelchair: despite everything, he still hasn’t given up hope for a democratic future.

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Technique: Felt tip pen on paper

Black and White

Original drawings

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Inventory: inv. 561 / coll. CX17.KENYA.MUCHILWA.3

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on verso reports the Author's name, and 2006 / DU 34 - The last page is softly damaged by water