African stories told by Africans using manga animations

Tired of telling stories of other people’s cultures, a Senegalese animator has moved home to develop homegrown mangas.

With more than 500 million books sold worldwide last year, passion for Japanese comics known as ‘manga’ continues to grow.

Despite the increasing appetite from readers for these stories, however, finding mangas in West Africa, let alone Senegal, has been near impossible.

But that is changing.

Tired of telling the stories of other people’s cultures, an animation artist has moved back to Senegal, after working in India’s animation industry.

Now with a small team, he is starting to tell African stories using manga animations.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.

Source : Al Jazeera


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