Yarare Bouré. La mauvaise épouse

Fofana, Montar

Illustrator country: Mali

Scenarist: Fofana, Montar

Scenarist country: Mali

Language: French

Keywords: children; death penalty; forest; marriage; traditions


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

Yarare Bouré. The bad wife – After fifteen years, the heirless king Ba Moussa decides to marry a woman younger than his wife. After a year the two wives give birth to a child on the same day; the child of his second wife is born later but is in very good health, so the king appoints it as his successor; The first child, Mobido, is not in good health. While the village shaman goes in search of a cure for Modibo’s illness, the second wife attempts to kill the child, who is hiding in the forest. When the shaman reports these cruelties to the king, he sentences her to death.

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Technique: Ink and felt tip pen on paper

Color / Black and White

Original drawings

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Inventory: inv. 659 / coll. CX19.MALI.FOFANA.1

Number of sheets: 5

Notes: Each page on verso reports the Author's name - The last two page on verso: TL 36 - The second and fourth page on verso have some pencil sketches