Lake Of Tears
By Setor Fiadzigbey and Kwabena Ofei
At its core, Lake of Tears is a story of captivity and redemption. Set against the backdrop of Ghana’s hazardous inland fishing industry, this beautifully drawn, imaginatively written graphic novel was originally released online, in four free installments, beginning in November, 2017.
“Yes, there’s a social message,” says co-creator and illustrator, Setor Fiadzigbey, “but creatively, we didn’t hold back. It starts off normally, but then it gets very interesting, very, very quickly.” Indeed, writer and co-creator, Kobe Ofei, has written a brilliant, action-packed script that tells the story of three unstoppable teenagers from very different backgrounds who’ve decided to band together to defeat their common enemy.
Created in partnership with Ghana’s Challenging Heights, which was founded in 2005 by former child slave James Kofi Annan, Lake of Tears will entertain, inform and inspire you to learn more about–and help prevent–child trafficking and forced child labor in Ghana.
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Lake of Tears won the 2018 NOMMO Award from the African Speculative Fiction Society for Best Graphic Novel. The award was presented at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday, October 26, 2018.
The first physical edition of Lake of Tears was co-published with Kugali Media for the 2018 Lagos Comic Convention, which was held on September 15, 2018. A limited number of copies of this special edition are still for sale in Nigeria in Ghana. Please contact us for more information.
Lake of Tears will soon be available in the U.K. and European Union via the Fall 2018 Kugali Anthology. Like and follow Kugali on Facebook and Twitter for more information about the release date and purchasing options.