In praise of ants

In praise of ants

It’s seven months since the incomparable Gaëtan Mootoo took his own life. Gaëtan dedicated that life to a travail de fourmi, ant-work, though on a grand canvas. As Amnesty International’s longest-serving Africa researcher, he spent over thirty years patiently documenting the ways in which individual named women, men and children have been affected by war, state oppression, poverty and violence across West and Central Africa. In the 1980s he gathered…