Ngumire, Jean-Claude

Illustrator country: Rwanda

Scenarist: Ngumire, Jean-Claude

Scenarist country: Rwanda

Language: French

Keywords: domestic violence; Hutu; Love; pregnancy; tutsi


Mention 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

Rwanda. A hutu girl is engaged with a tutsi boy. One night, the girl tells her mum about her boyfriend’s intention to marry her. Her father, a strict and violent man, finds out about the relationship and when he returns home, he beats his daughter to death. The girl is pregnant and she dies in hospital. Her father is brought to court while a demonstration against interethnic violence and hatred is taking place.

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Technique: Ink and tempera on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2003

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. 380 / coll. CX30.RWANDA.NGUMIRE.1

Number of sheets: 3

Notes: The first page on verso reports the Author's name