Le droit de cesser de haïr

Tokko, Richard (aka Toric, Michael)

Illustrator country: Cameroon

Scenarist: Tokko, Richard (aka Toric, Michael)

Scenarist country: Cameroon

Language: French

Keywords: betrayal; hatred; health; traditions; tribe; village


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2002


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2002, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2002

The right to stop hating – During a hunt in the forest, Njanga and his son Weya find an unconscious man lying on the ground and they realize he belongs to the enemy tribe, the Wenge. They decide to take him to their shack to nurse him, in the name of the right every man has to live and the right to stop hating”.
However, the inhabitants of the village accuse Njanda and his family of being traitors for sheltering one of the enemy. Njanda stands up against their bloody discourse and explains that the time has come to stop the unmotivated hatred between two close tribes. The wounded man, Modi, explains that he only trespassed to look for some curative herbs for his sick father. Njanda’s family offers him, then, the herbs he needs and the protagonists promise each other to meet again, hoping that eventually the hatred between their respective villages will come to an end.

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Colorist: Toko, Richard (aka Toric, Michael)

Colorist writer country: Cameroon

Technique: Pastel and ink on paper


Original drawings

Dimensions: 21,9 x 32,4 cm

Inventory: inv. 565 / coll. CX10.CAMEROON.TORIC.2

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on recto is covered with an adhesive film sheet