By Maureen Tai, 5 September 2018
“It feels like a door has opened. And that I need to step through before it closes” – Ebo
Illegal charts the harrowing journey that two orphaned brothers make from a poor village in Ghana to promise-laden Italy. The boys cross lands that offer no sanctuary and encounter exploitative grown-ups who offer no mercy.
Illegal is, by far, one of the hardest graphic novels I’ve read with my children, but in an increasingly fractured and unkind world, it tells a powerful story too urgent to ignore, too important to be forgotten. It demands to be read. It has to be read. Continue reading