Tintin au Congo

‘Tintin au Congo’ (1931) created huge controversies around the strong colonialist attitude Hergé gave to his main characters. Africans are depicted as primitive, ignorant and disorganised where Tintin is represented as clever and in charge – reflecting the Belgium imperialism of the time. Whether Hergé wanted to express something political or whether he simply wanted to entertain Belgium children with contemporary views, the book reinforces a European-centric belief of superiority over other cultures.

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