Visa rejeté

Viodé, Didier

Illustrator country: Benin

Scenarist: Viode, Didier

Scenarist country: Benin

Language: French

Keywords: discrimination; Europe; migration; visa


First prize ex-aequo Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006, category "Stories of Migration"


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

Visa rejected – Yao is a young African man desperately trying to obtain a European visa. Most attempts fail because of bureaucratic hurdles; simultaneously, a young man in Europe easily obtains his visa for Africa for humanitarian benefit. Soon after, the European boy finds himself on an African beach with two local beautiful women; meanwhile Yao’s request is rejected once again because his ears are not clearly visible in his passport photograph.

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Technique: Ink and watercolor on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2005

Dimensions: 21 x 29,5

Exhibited where: Exhibited in New York, The Africa Comics Exhibition, Studio Museum in Harlem, November 15, 2006 – March 18, 2007

Inventory: inv. 409 / coll. CX3.BENIN.VIODE.2

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on verso reports the Author's name and address - The third page on the bottom part of recto is softly damaged - There is attached a letter from the Author