The Girmit Graphic Novel
It landed and it’s here, the World’s First Girmit Graphic Novel
We teamed up with Fijian animator and illustrator, Tui Ledua to share the true story of a young boy who inadvertently found himself tied to an indentured labour contract at the age of 14.
Lali Maharaj grew up in a place that was being devastated by famine. Compelled to help his community and family, he left his home and boarded a ship in the port of Calcutta.
His journey took three months and when he arrived in a foreign tropical land, Lali found himself in Fiji, 7,000 miles away from his homeland. He had to form a new life in this place as an indentured labourer.