Launched for the first time in 2002, the “Africa e Mediterraneo for Best Unpublished Comic Strip by African Author” has been until its last edition – completed in 2015 – one of the most important comics award for African artists and the only one open to comics artists who come from all over Africa.

The award aimed at promoting the work of African cartoonists in Europe, both to the general public and to experts, enables them to enter the international market. The activities involved in the project had the further aim of making the European public aware of the issue of inter-cultural exchange through the art of comics, a medium that facilitates immediate communication.

Over the space a decade we compiled 6 editions of the Africa e Mediterraneo Award and published 5 catalogues collecting some of the most fascinating and relevant comics published in each of the 6 editions. The catalogues can be bought directly on Lai-momo’s website.

Africa Comics 2002: the winners

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Category:
Stories and chronicles

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Adérito Wetela (Mozambique), A Lenda Da Leoa Da Montanha

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Pat Masioni (DR Congo), Ô mon pays

Special Jury Mention:
Mendozza Y Caramba (Ivory Coast), AAAAA!

Special Jury Mention:
Clinton Jordaan (South Africa), Johannesburg 2002

Special Jury Mention:
Daniël Du Plessis (South Africa), Space Dust

Africa Comics 2003-2004: the winners

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Africa Comics 2005-2006: the winners

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Africa Comics 2007-2008: the winners

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Category:
Comics on Human rights

First Prize:
Hector Sonon (Benin), Darfour

Mention:
Pov (Madagascar), Une histoire triste

 

Category:
Stories of migration

First Prize:
Jason Kibiswa (DR Congo), Priez pour moi

Mention:
Paul Assako Assako (Cameroon), Le voyage

Category:
Creative comics – free subject

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Japhet Miagotar (Cameroon), Guizi. La longue traversée initiatique

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Alastair Findlay (South Africa), Thomas

Mention:
Evan Sohun (Mauritius), Le lac de lumière

Mention:
George Laercio Mabota (Mozambique), Metamorfose de arte

Africa Comics 2009-2010: the winners

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Category:
Creative comics – free subject

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Roberto Millan (South Africa), Hello Neighbour

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Popa Matumula (Tanzania), Expectations!

Mention:
Jason Bronkhorst (South Africa), 1600 and Something

 

Category:
Comics on poverty

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Mola Boyika (DR Congo), Pauvreté en Afrique

First Prize (ex-aequo):
Valérie Badika Nzila (Rep. of Congo), Les laissés-pour-compte de Kitokoville

Mention:
Boureima Nabaloum (Burkina Faso), Le citoyen

Mention:
KanAd – Mawuto Koffivib Assem (Togo), Haïti, mon amour

Category:
Comics on sport

First Prize:
DWA (Madagascar), Là où je suis

Mention:
Lamine Dieme (Senegal), Modou

Mention:
Edin Pumbulu (DR Congo), Foot Afrika

Africa Comics 2011-2012: the winners

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Category:
Internet and social network in Africa

First Prize:
Anthony Kokouvi Dodjivi (Togo), Rentrer chez moi

 

Category:
Food and food sovereignty

First Prize:
Ngande Djialeu Martial (Cameroon), Pour une histoire de plantain

Category:
Free subject

First Prize:
Rais Brahim (Morocco), Soulèvement