An anthology arising from an SSHRC Partnership Development Grant has been awarded two 2023 PROSE awards
'But I live', a collection of 3 graphic novels based on the life stories of 4 children who survived the Holocaust, has been the recipient of 2 PROSE awards. The anthology, which includes Holocaust survivors’ testimonies represented by graphic novelists Miriam Libicki, Gilad Seliktar, and Barbara Yelin, was published by University of Toronto Press in May 2022. The graphic narratives were produced as part of an SSHRC-funded research project, led by Professor Schallié from the University of Victoria, which was also partnered by Dr Fransiska Louwagie (LLMVC). The anthology has won several prizes, including now two 2023 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers, in the Categories Non-Fiction Graphic Novels, and Biography & Autobiography.
The SSHRC has recently funded a larger follow-up project that will work with survivors from different genocides and mass atrocities. As co-I on the new grant, Dr Louwagie will co-lead a cluster on the Rwandan genocide with Dr Erin Jessee from the University of Glasgow. The project will work closely with artists and country-based partners, including museums, academics, educators, survivors, teachers, and community activists.
Further information on the graphic novels can be found here: https://utorontopress.com/9781487526849/but-i-live/.