Monster in Khaki

Fayemi, Kola

Illustrator country: Nigeria

Scenarist: Fayemi, Kola

Scenarist country: Nigeria

Language: English

Keywords: corruption; justice; police; prison; torture


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

It’s the story of Alex, a corrupted policeman who arrests innocent people to collect their bail payment. The victims are coercively picked up and thrown into prison cells with dangerous criminals and then tortured. Among these victims is Chamaka’s brother: Chamaka tries to save him from execution. The Area Commander helps her, since her sister, whose son was illegally arrested, is in the same situation. While running to the police station, the Commander’s sister discovers that her son has just been executed by Alex. She’s desperate and reveals that the young man was born after her relationship with Alex. Contrastingly, Chiamaka’s son is rescued from the police.

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Technique: Felt tip pen on paper

Black and White

Original drawings

Dimensions: 30 x 42 cm

Exhibited where: Exhibited in Bruxelles, Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, June 3 – September 28, 2003; Exhibited in New York, The Africa Comics Exhibition, Studio Museum in Harlem, November 15, 2006 – March 18, 2007

Inventory: inv. 313 / coll. CX23.NIGERIA.FAYEMI.1

Number of sheets: 3

Notes: The first page on verso reports the Author's address - Each page on verso: Kola Fayemi, Monster in Khaki, AC/DU 20-1 (2-3), cm 27 x 42, A&M