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Rasoanaivo, William (aka Pov)

Illustrator country: Madagascar

Scenarist: Rasoanaivo, William (aka Pov)

Scenarist country: Madagascar

Language: English

Keywords: circumcision; family; traditions


Mention Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006, category "Human Rights"


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2005-2006, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2006 ISBN: 978-88-89581-23-0

In a West African village, a young girl is about to undergo infibulation. She is rescued by her older sister Magda, who escaped from the village many years before in order to avoid the ritual. The women of the village accuse Magda of having dishonoured herself and her family, but – Magda replies – the real disgrace lies in the physical and psychological consequences of the mutilation. The community will disown Magda and her sister, nobody will marry them and they will be alone; to this Magda replies that they are a family and that they will always be together. One woman undergoes infibulation every eight seconds, mostly in Africa.

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Technique: Ink and felt tip pen on paper

Black and White

Original drawings

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Inventory: inv. 656 / coll. CX18.MADA.POV.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on verso: DU 11 - The first page on verso: Madagascar, tit. Cut off - The last two pages on verso reports the Author's name