PositiveNegatives produce literary comics about contemporary social and human rights issues. We combine ethnographic research with illustration, adapting personal testimonies into art, education and advocacy materials.
“We arrived in Libya in May . Some men kidnapped us. They said we should bring money. I told them I had none. They slept with all the women every night. One of the new girls asked me why I always cried. I told her I couldn’t leave and had spent seven months there. She got someone to pay for me and said I should go with her to Italy. “When I saw the sea and the boat, I was scared. They were pushing us and shouting ‘get in’!’ I cried when the Italian people rescued us. We all survived. Now I’m seeking protection - I want to stay in Italy, I want to learn Italian.” Ada (not her real name) fled from Nigeria in 2015. © Asia Alfasi/PositiveNegatives/Amnesty International
Listen to our Director, Dr. Benjamin Dix, Senior Fellow at SOAS present his TED talk about the history of PositiveNegatives, and how the powerful comic medium can help give silenced individuals a voice to narrate their real life stories from their perspective.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our fundraiser for Why Comics?, our exciting new education charity. Why Comics? brings issues such as racism, conflict, trafficking & climate change into the classroom. Please contact us to help make this innovative charity a reality!!
This exciting educational charity engages, raises awareness and inspires both teachers and pupils. The powerful comic medium allows readers to interact with contemporary social and human rights issues. We have pilot tested our educational material in over 500 schools in 26 countries (and counting).