Category Archives: Tintin in the Congo

Tintin on the Front Line of Racism

The early Tintin adventures, particularly Tintin in the Congo, were racist. Though the mind set they incorporated was common throughout the European and colonial powers. What redeemed Herge and his work was his ability to recognise and overcome his own … Continue reading

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Tintin in Angola

The bottom half of this image is from Tintin in Angola (“Tim-Tim em Angola”), the Portuguese version of Tintin in the Congo. The top half is the original version. This is a great example of how colonial / racist attitudes … Continue reading

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Chang Day – 18th March

Herge’s personal and spiritual growth in understanding other cultures and combatting his own prejudices is remarkable. He grew from a young man writing the colonial tracts like Tintin in the Congo to the great writer who received the Dalai Lama’s … Continue reading

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Publication of Tintin in the Congo Cancelled

Following the Herge / Tintin / Congo / Racism row, the planned publication of Tintin in the Congo for the US market has been scrapped by publisher Little Brown Books. According to Publisher Weekly: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, … Continue reading

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Tintin In the Congo Racism Cartoon

From the BBC’s review of the year in cartoons, looking at the whole Herge / Tintin / Racism fuss.

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Was Herge Racist?

This cartoon comments on the ongoing debate about Herge and Racism . From balthazarb via The Ephemerist

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Tintin Racism Row Rolls On

More about the Tintin and racism row Belgium state prosecutors are investing the complaint of a Congolese that Tintin in the Congo contravenes the countries racism laws. Mbutu Mondondo Bienvenu, a political science student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, … Continue reading

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Tintin in Hot Water

Association of Editorial Cartoonists So someone noticed that Tintin in the Congo is racist. Not bad, only seventy years after its publication the Commission for Racial Equality has commented on Tintin in the Congo. I expect to see a statement … Continue reading

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