“Speaking so that We are Heard:” A Zulu Comic Book as Women’s Social Action in 1990s South Africa

  title={“Speaking so that We are Heard:” A Zulu Comic Book as Women’s Social Action in 1990s South Africa},
  author={Emily January Petersen and Breeanne Matheson},
  journal={Technical Communication Quarterly},
  pages={271 - 286}
ABSTRACT This article explores activism in a 1990s comic produced by a South African women’s activist group. The comic, written in Zulu, attempts to mobilize women through the use of narrative and personal connection (focusing on domestic violence) and teaches about politics and oppression through pictures and stories. Understanding how this comic was designed for a specific audience provides context for producing creative documentation in localized contexts and highlights the complexities of… 
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