Meet GADO--a political cartoonist, par excellence!!!
- The March 2009 issue of "The Geography Teacher," had an article about Godfry
Mwampembwa, aka GADO, who is described as Africa's Best Political Cartoonist. I
agree, he so hits the nail on the head over and over and over. The article states
that "In 2007, the Netherlands awarded GADO the Prince Claus award for 'his courageous
cartooning, for using humour to expose aspects of social and political conflicts, and
for his inspirational role in the struggle for free expression." One can find his
ongoing works at www.dailynation.co.ke, click on Op/Ed. He publishes in the "Daily
Nation" which is apparently the largest daily newspaper in East and Central Africa.
To quote from the article entitled "Meet GADO--wielding a mighty pen," GADO's "...work
has dealt with many topics and has taken aim at numerous targets during his career.
African and Euopean despots, political corruption, hunger, AIDS, child and gender
abuse, ecology, terrorists, neo-colonialism, the United Nations, and American
presidents of both parties are just a few of the issues and people he has skewered
with his sharp wit."
Check him out--he not only makes you laugh but also cry and sigh!!!