Jacob Lueth Achol

Jacob Lueth Achol is from Uganda and has lived in Palotaka refugee camp, which was established on the border between Sudan and Uganda.

“There were a lot of different people over there, and they went to school but they had talent for drawing, many pictures about the war and everything, so may of them were selected and brought to Uganda to go to school. Many of them are at Makerere University in Uganda. Those people now are doing their local painting, like they’re painting their history or what they can remember in their country. They do it as private work, apart from what they’re doing at school. So the first time I met them was in 1994, when I took my first trip to the border of Uganda and Sudan,“ says Atem Aleu.

This website has been developed by the Museums and Public Memory (Anth 159a) class taught by Professor Mark Auslander at Brandeis University. Images have been reproduced with the permission of the African Refugee Artists Club.