The quiet dis-ease

van Reenen, Mireille

Illustrator country: South Africa

Scenarist: van Reenen, Mireille

Scenarist country: South Africa

Language: English

Keywords: AIDS; health; racism


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2003-2004

In South Africa, a young white woman visits her mother with her husband and son. The old woman says that one day a black man knocked at her door asking for help because he had Aids. She gave him food but she didn’t let him in, sending him away. After that, she disinfected everything. She complains to her daughter about the fact that the chances of contamination increase because white people and black people mix. Her daughter cannot convince her that this disease can only be transmitted sexually.

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Technique: Ink and tempera on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2003

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Inventory: inv. 203 / coll. CX37.SA.REENEN.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on verso reports the Author's name, and the number of the page