Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Internationalist UK :: Another Side of Paradise

For a upcoming article in the New Internationalist by Author Lindsey Collen a Mauritian novelist who looks back on her country’s recent past to see how class strife disguises itself as culture clash.

Excerpt :: "I met an old woman in the homeless people’s movement in the 1990s who said: ‘I am scared to leave Plaine Verte [where she had illegally built a tin shack on state land] because I came here from Baie du Tombeau in the race wars.’ This is what affected her most: ‘They broke my fishbowl. I ran with my two little boys and a babe in arms, looking back at the goldfish gasping on the red cement floor.’ People who have to flee are left with vivid memories for decades. "



The version being used in the magazine won't have the brown weathered frame.

9 comments:

lotusgreen said...

oh what a sad story and a sad image to go with it. beautifully done.

BunkleLife said...

This is beautiful Dom - love the texture of the floor.

benton jew said...

Nice piece! Color on the goldfish is beautiful!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Thanks all , the comments are much appreciated.

the doodlers said...

Very affecting image. Gorgeous colour. Love the treatment of then fins too.

Dominic Bugatto said...

doodlers - thanks ,always a pleasure

Alina Chau said...

beautiful and emotional expressive

Dominic Bugatto said...

alina -thanks, glad you think so

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