from “Dur d’être un enfant esclave”

Essono Nkouna, Patrick (aka Pahé)

Illustrator country: Gabon

Scenarist: Essono Nkouna, Patrick (aka Pahé)

Scenarist country: Gabon

Language: French

Keywords: children; human rights; sexual violence; slavery; violence


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006


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

From ” It’s hard to be a slave child” – This story describes the lives of children who are reduced to slavery, held captive by owners who exploit them and deprive them of their own essential rights. Without a right to education, they cannot hope for a different future: they are not allowed to take breaks, their working rhythms are unsustainable, and girls are often sexually abused. Sometimes, the justice system seems to take notice, but the masters are very skilled at hiding their abusive practices

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Technique: Ink and felt tip pen on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2005

Dimensions: 21 x 29,7 cm

Inventory: inv. 171 / coll. CX16.GABON.PAHE.1

Number of sheets: 6

Notes: Each page on verso: Pahé (Gabon), 2006 / DU 7