Milumbe Haimbe: The Revolutionist (Ch.1, panels 1-9)
This graphic novel is set in the near future that is dominated by a corporation. Social conformity in the interest of the collective is subliminally reinforced through symbolism and iconology, while the economy is purely corporate-driven. Exploitation of human by human thrives and the insatiable appetite for sex robots threatens to tip the already delicate social balance.
But the turning point arrives when news spreads that the corporation is developing a prototype robot that is so sophisticated that it is capable of replacing women. This gives rise to the resistance. Calling itself the Army for the Restoration of Womanhood, its tactics include espionage and information dissemination. Ananiya was only 13 years old when she joined the resistance. Now at 17 she has recently been appointed as an agent in the Covert Operations Division. In the ensuing standoff where the corporation increasingly maintains control with an ironclad fist, it is not long before the resistance galvanizes into a full-blown revolution. As the masses are thrust into a state of emergency characterized by curfews, police raids, censorship and propaganda, Ananiya emerges as the most unlikely hero for the revolution. But not only does she have to contend with a cold war whose underbelly is often dark and ugly, but must also survive the perils and growing pains of being a teenager, as well as human. Will the revolution overcome?