Two years ago my friend Jak, an illustrator supplemented the
commentaries on the run-up to the Zimbabwe 2000 elections with a
he created for the occasion, called Shango.
Once again he
picks up his pen for the cause with "The return of Shango"
which I will be
sending to you as I receive them.
Jak explains Shango in his own
"Two years ago 'Shango' was created to encourage people to
It is dedicated to them.
In Yoruba (Nigeria) tradition, Shango is
the God of lightning and thunder.
I thought it would be interesting to put
him into a different situation as
the problem in Zimbabwe is also the problem
It's darker than the first comic strip to match the mood in the
run up to
the elections and we hope to explore the situation in Zimbabwe
symbolism, myth and art in order to show that this terror is
nothing new and
to give hope, courage and some entertainment to the people
who are waiting
to use their power to vote for change.
There will be a
episode a week, usually with three to
four parts. episode one - "plan B"
In faith and action,