Oxfam is collaborating with FEMRITE Ugandan Women Writers’ Association to publish an anthology of writing by South Sudanese women. The anthology includes poetry and short stories, as well as visual artwork. Oxfam and Femrite hope to launch the anthology during a series of online events.
As part of the launch, we would like to produce a graphic video, using the words from one of the poems included in the anthology (see poem below). We are looking for an illustrator to produce graphics to accompany the poem and work with Oxfam staff to adapt them into a video.
- Approximately 20 illustrations to illustrate the poem
- Collaboration with video producer for production of graphic video
- Illustrations should be completed by 15 November to enable completion of video by 31 November.
- Please send examples of past work and technical and financial proposal to xxx
Are you warm?
Who are you?
What are you?
Are you real?
How do you feel?
Are you warm?
Are you cool?
In the bushes, my grandfathers and their ancestors searched for you.
They dispelled their pain in the squeezed triggers.
Many have died for you, you know?
Our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters’ left home to look for you.
Is it not time to come out of hiding?
Let us feel you,
Let us love you
Allow us savour your body and tap your honey, like a woman’s sanctuary
This time, we will tighten our grip and hold on to your sap,
We promise we won’t bite