Si la Mer Méditerranée pouvait parler

Badika Nzila, Valéry (aka Badik'Art)

Illustrator country: Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)

Scenarist: Badika Nzila, Valéry (aka Badik'Art)

Scenarist country: Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)

Language: French

Keywords: difficulty; dream; Europe; journey; migration; police; poverty


Mention Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006, category "Free Subject"


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

If the Mediterranean sea could talk – Those who dream of Europe and decide to leave their country and emigrate are often stopped in their tracks: the journey is very expensive and highly dangerous. Nobody knows the exact number of bodies retained by the Sahara, the people pursued and abused by the Moroccan policy, the ones wounded by the barbed wire that marks the frontier with Africa or those swallowed by the Mediterranean. Neveretheless, the majority of those returning continue to believe in their dream. The powerful people of the world and African politicians should reflect on this tragedy and draw a lesson for the future.

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Technique: Ink and watercolor on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2005

Dimensions: 24 x 32 cm

Inventory: inv. 748 / coll. CX29.BRAZZA.BADIKART.8

Number of sheets: 2

Notes: Each page on verso reports the Author's name