Okoromodeke, Joshua

Illustrator country: Nigeria

Scenarist: Okoromodeke, Joshua

Scenarist country: Nigeria

Language: English

Keywords: fertility; magic; male-female relationship; Nigeria

Urumeh is a prosperous and quiet village on the shores of the Niger Delta, in Nigeria. A woman is desperate because she’s yet to have any children after three years of marriage. She visits a traditional healer who tells her that she’s being spiritually attacked by her enemies. Her husband reassures her and finally she falls pregnant, but the baby is not like the others…

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Technique: Pastel and ink on paper


Original drawings

Dimensions: 21 x 29,7 cm

Exhibited where: Exhibited in Bruxelles, Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, June 3 – September 28, 2003

Inventory: inv. 693 / coll. CX23.NIGERIA.OKORO.6

Number of sheets: 25

Notes: The pages 6, 11, 20, and 21 are photocopied