Kouame, Atto Elie (aka Atto Kelson)

Illustrator country: Ivory Coast

Scenarist: Kouame, Atto Elie (aka Atto Kelson)

Scenarist country: Ivory Coast

Language: French

Keywords: slavery; village; work; youth


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006


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

Two people are on the phone to each other, talking about a “herd” of slaves. A group of young men, stripped naked and tied inside a motor truck, is led deep inside a forest and is immediately forced to work there. Days pass by, with the guards committing abuses, until one of young men finds a scrap of paper in the dust: written on it are the fundamental human rights. He runs away and reaches the nearby village, from where he manages to have the slave owners arrested and the slaves released.

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Technique: Ink and tempera on paper


Original drawings

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Inventory: inv. 573 / coll. CX13.IVORY.KELSON.3

Number of sheets: 3

Notes: Each page on verso reports the Author's name, contacts and country, and Sujet imposé: Droit de l'homme, and DU 36