Jan. Love on an african farm

du Plessis, Esté Helena

Illustrator country: South Africa

Scenarist: du Plessis, Esté Helena

Scenarist country: South Africa

Language: English

Keywords: betrayal; countryside; dowry; livestock; marriage


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2002

Jan is the son of a sheep breeder. He fights against these animals with his bare hands or armed with a comb. One day, he rescues a black girl from the crocodile man and falls in love with her. He wants to marry her, andso he asks for her father’s approval but the latter wants 60 sheep in exchange. The boy steals the sheep from his dad and gives them to his girlfriend’s father, but in the meantime she has run away with the crocodile man. The young man decides to leave home and go to the desert.

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Technique: Ink on film and tempera on paper


Original drawings

Dimensions: 42,5 x 54 cm

Inventory: inv. 558 / coll. CX33.SA.DUPLESSIS.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on verso: Esté Helena du Plessis, "Jan", Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and the number of the page