yes, we still drink coffee!
Earlier this year, I had the honour of contributing a chapter to Yes, We Still Drink Coffee! Stories Of Women Human Rights Defenders. My chapter was a nine-page comic about Seham Osman, based on an interview between Seham and Melatu Uche Okorie (author of This Hostel Life).
Published by Fighting Words and Front Line Defenders, this collection tells the stories of women human rights defenders from Egypt, Kuwait, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Somalia and Sudan.
These incredible women have shared their powerful stories with writers Laura Cassidy, Catherine Dunne, Hilary Fannin, Lia Mills, Azra Naseem, Sheila O’Flanagan and Melatu Uche Okorie. The publication also includes artwork by Zehra Doğan, Niamh Flanagan and Ezrena Marwan, as well as myself.
‘Reading these remarkable essays is a jolt to the conscience. The women interviewed for this collection have chosen activism over apathy. They live with threats and fear, and confront them with courage. They are committed to highlighting injustices, campaigning for changes, often at great personal risk.’
– Monica McInerney, Foreword
Available in Books Upstairs and Dubray Books (both in Dublin). Available to buy online here.