“Ahmad Ali Jafari was a friend and supporter of the Refugee Art Project. I met him the first time I visited Villawood Detention Centre for a drawing workshop. He died of a heart attack a few days later, the fourteenth refugee to die in detention since 2008. This drawing series is for a zine that commemorates his short life and mourns our inability to get to know each other”, Zanny Begg, Fourteen.
To read an eulogy for Jafari by Safdar Ahmed in Overland click here.
Copies of the Fourteen can be purchased by emailing zanny.b[at]gmail.com ($5). All proceeds go to the Refugee Art Project.
Fourteen was launched along with four other zines by refugee artists at Berkelouw Books, Paddington, December 1, 2013.