Le flic de Gnasville

Titi, Faustin

Illustrator country: Ivory Coast

Scenarist: Nganguè, Eyoum

Scenarist country: Cameroon

Language: French

Keywords: corruption; human rights; police; prison; violence


First 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

The cop of Gnasville – The cop Kankou recalls his career before retirement. The salary is low and he’s therefore forced to charge the carriers with an illegal extra fee, putting those who refuse into jail. Around 50 prisoners are forced to live in three cells that were built for 8 people. The bucket that is used as a toilet is cleaned just once a week. The most disobedient don’t receive any food or water. Some people are beaten for hours because they don’t want to confess;not many people resist for long, most of them die from drowning. If there are girls, they are gravely abused. It looks like this is a massive violation of human rights. Finally, Kankou asks himself “but who cares about the rights of the oppressors?

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Colorist: Titi, Faustin

Colorist writer country: Ivory Coast

Technique: Ink 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. 185 / coll. CX14.IVORY.TITI.1

Number of sheets: 3

Notes: Each page on verso reports the Illustrator's address