ARTIST: IBRAHIM MPOMBERA
COUNTRY: MALAWI
MATERIALS USED: PENCIL, PLAIN PAPER AND INK

The illustration has been produced by pencil and ink, it depicts the Effects of COVID-19 on life.

The Goose represents the COVID-19, the Firearms with the Goose represents How Deadly the Virus is. The streets represent our community at large, the absence of people in the streets represents the Lockdown, The Pandemic has affected all sectors of life.

The Lockdown, the Economy of the Nation’s has gone down as Firms are no longer providing their services, others nearly going into bankrupts. The Education sector has also been jeopardised, all the Institutions offering different kinds of Education are closed and some tend to offer through Online which is very unfortunate to a Rural child who can not access E-learning.

The Agriculture sector also has not been left, As portrayed in the illustration, many Farms and Estates reduced their workers or closed due to lockdown as a way to combat COVID19, due to this there was a fall in farm produce.

The Arts and Cultural Centre also has been disturbed, The Artists have no more room to showcase their work, People are no longer coming together to share Ideas or practice their cultural concepts.

The Pandemic has killed thousands of people Globally and disturb the Life, people have been indoors, businesses closed hence the name “The Step Of a Bloody Goose”