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2022 Ringo Awards nominee for Best Original Graphic Novel
A graphic novel retelling, recontextualization, and remix of the West African Sundiata epic of Mandé origin.
Inspired by West African folklore and stories handed down over centuries, DJELIYA follows the adventures of Mansour Keita, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa Kouyaté, his loyal Djeli, or 'royal storyteller,' as they journey to meet the great wizard who destroyed their world and then withdrew into his tower, never to be seen again.
From writer and artist Juni Ba (Monkey Meat) comes his debut graphic novel that asks what dark secret lies at the heart of these stories, and what purpose do their tellers truly serve?