Graphic resistance

Crossroads: I Live Where I Like is a graphic novel history series on women’s organized resistance to slum clearance in Crossroads South Africa, 1975-2014. Drawing on over sixty life narratives, these comic books tell the story of women who built and defended Crossroads, the only African informal settlement that successfully resisted the Apartheid bulldozers in Cape Town. The series follows women’s organized resistance through from the peak of apartheid to ongoing struggles for decent shelter today.

The books were drawn by the Trantraal Brothers, political cartoonists best known for their comic book ‘Coloureds’ and their weekly strips in the Cape Times and the Rapport, and the history was written by Koni Benson, a researcher and educator at the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG) and a post doctoral student in the African Center for Cities and in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. They have been published by Isotrope Media.


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