1-Ibrahim Njoya_Muna Kalati, auteur bande dessinée camerounaise

Ibrahim Njoya, first comic book author in Africa and Cameroon.

Johanes Yerima was one of the most important artists of the Bamun kingdom, both under Sultan Njoya (1892-1933) and his son Seydou (1933-1992). The very first African “comic book” dates from 1932, produced by Yohanes Yerima, whom a critic considers to be the “true first Cameroonian and African comic book author in history” . To better understand its contribution, we place you in the historical context in which it has evolved.

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One of the first black children’s magazine started nearly 100 years ago

Every revolutionary magazine needs a striking cover, and in January 1920, appeared The Brownies Book, one of the first Black African Children literature, “A Monthly Magazine For the Children of the Sun. Designed for All Children, But Especially For Ours.” When The Brownies’ Book first hit presses in 1920, stories for or about Black children were largely […]

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