‘I came with just my four children.’

Jacques van der Merwe artist. Immigrant

DATE INTERVIEWED // 25-10-2012
D.O.B. // 01-01-1983  COUNTRY OF BIRTH // DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)
COUNTRIES LIVED IN // DRC, TANZANIA, AUSTRALIA
DATE OF ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA // 28-03-2012
KIND OF ENTRANCE // REFUGEE

Bebe came to Australia on 28 March 2012. Bebe speaks Swahili and does not speak English. ‘I have so many problems due to war conflicts in Congo so I was in Tanzania and I came to Australia as a refugee. I came with just my four children.’

I have so many problems due to war conflicts in Congo so I was in Tanzania and I came to Australia as a refugee.I came with just my four children.