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Vannak Anan Prum: A Graphic Memoir of Modern Slavery

Posted: August 27, 2018

In 2005, former Cambodian soldier and monk Vannak Anan Prum (self-portrait above), newly married and expecting his first child, found himself unable to afford the hospital bill for his wife. Leaving his village on the promise of well-paid work from a bogus ‘job agent’, Prum was relocated to Thailand, where human-smuggling syndicates sold him to a Thai fishing boat owner. Read my profile of him and his new 2-page comic for ArtReview Asia magazine here…

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