Ukufudusa isanti (Shifting sands)

Cloete, Marisa

Illustrator country: South Africa

Scenarist: Cloete, Marisa

Scenarist country: South Africa

Language: English

Keywords: difficulty; Europe; migration; poverty; prostitution


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2005-2006, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2006 ISBN: 978-88-89581-23-0

The heroine of this story leaves her village for Europe, escaping from indigence, war and dictatorship. However, she immediately comes to know the difficulties of a migrant’s life. After a long journey, she arrives not in Europe but in the US: she has no job, gets doors and insults slammed at her. In order to not let her family down, she decides to prostitute herself and send all the money she makes to her family; she knows that her destination is still far.

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Technique: tempera and collage on paper

Black and White

Original drawings

Dimensions: 40 x 57 cm

Inventory: inv. 389 / coll. CX32.SA.CLOETE.2

Number of sheets: 2

Notes: Each opage on verso reports the Author's name, country and the phone number