Enfant de rue

Randriamanantena, Didier (aka Didier Mada-Bd)

Illustrator country: Madagascar

Scenarist: Randriamanantena, Didier (aka Didier Mada-Bd)

Scenarist country: Madagascar

Language: French

Keywords: family; police; religion; street children


Special prize Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2003-2004, category "Human Rights"


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2003, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2004

Street boy – In the poorest neighbourhood of Antanavarino, two men stop the little Setra while working, and convince him they are his mother’s friends. With a menacing tone, they arrange a meeting for the following night and Setra, scared, accepts. The two men send him out to rob, but the police arrest him. The two men manage to escape. The boy is brought back to his mother, who affirms she doesn’t know the instigators. The woman is nonetheless judged by a court, because in any case her son should not work but rather go to school. Setra is moved to a Catholic foster home.

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Technique: Tempera and watercolor on paper


Original drawings

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Exhibited where: Exhibited in New York, The Africa Comics Exhibition, Studio Museum in Harlem, November 15, 2006 – March 18, 2007

Inventory: inv. 189 / coll. CX18.MADA.MADABD.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each paged on recto is signed Didier Mada BD - Each page on verso: 31