Real Men

Stephenson, Kerry-Lee

Illustrator country: South Africa

Scenarist: Stephenson, Kerry-Lee

Scenarist country: South Africa

Language: English

Keywords: man-woman relationship; South Africa; violence; work


Mention Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2003-2004, category "Human Rights"


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2003, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2004

A woman comes home after a hard working day. Her partner gently asks her about her day. She replies that he has to mind his own business; she turns around and punches him. “One left-handed hit has more effect than ten minutes of talk. Why are abuses increasing in South Africa?” The black humour of this story is the result of the reversal of roles: it is a denunciation of the fact that in South Africa a woman is abused every 16 seconds; 90% of these abuses are committed by partners and husbands.

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Digital print

Dimensions: 21 x 29,7 cm

Inventory: inv. 808 / coll. PR3.SA.STEPHENSON.1

Number of sheets: 4