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Inspired by West African folklore and stories handed over centuries, this unique graphic novel follows the adventures of Mansou, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa, his loyal Djeliya, 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. On their journey they'll cross paths w Inspired by West African folklore and stories handed over centuries, this unique graphic novel follows the adventures of Mansou, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa, his loyal Djeliya, 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. On their journey they'll cross paths with friend and foe, from myth and legend alike, and revisit the traditions, tales, and stories that gave birth to their people and nurture them still. But what dark secret lies at the heart of these stories, and what purpose do their tellers truly serve?


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Inspired by West African folklore and stories handed over centuries, this unique graphic novel follows the adventures of Mansou, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa, his loyal Djeliya, 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. On their journey they'll cross paths w Inspired by West African folklore and stories handed over centuries, this unique graphic novel follows the adventures of Mansou, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa, his loyal Djeliya, 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. On their journey they'll cross paths with friend and foe, from myth and legend alike, and revisit the traditions, tales, and stories that gave birth to their people and nurture them still. But what dark secret lies at the heart of these stories, and what purpose do their tellers truly serve?

34 review for Djeliya

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

    Based on West-African folklore, this book could hardly be any sweeter. It tells the story (actually, the stories) of a young prince, trying to find the wizard that destroyed his kingdom. He is accompanied by his djell, a young woman who serves as his 'royal storyteller', and also luckily as quite an effective bodyguard. I love how the book is a frame to tell the smaller stories that encompass their adventure. A book about the power of stories and storytelling, that has one of the better endings I Based on West-African folklore, this book could hardly be any sweeter. It tells the story (actually, the stories) of a young prince, trying to find the wizard that destroyed his kingdom. He is accompanied by his djell, a young woman who serves as his 'royal storyteller', and also luckily as quite an effective bodyguard. I love how the book is a frame to tell the smaller stories that encompass their adventure. A book about the power of stories and storytelling, that has one of the better endings I've read in a long time. And then there is Juni Ba's art.. which is nothing less than magnificent. Ba has his very own style, that plays with indigenous art (or the idea of it), and it feels practically alive on the page. More people need to read this! (Picked up an ARC from Edelweiss)

  2. 5 out of 5

    paula

    If I could give this book 18 stars I would. Every. Single. Page is a masterpiece of composition, color, line, and expression. AND the West African fantasy setting and characters, oh man so delicious.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joey

    Incredible artwork, vividly unique color scheme, and a seamless blending of steampunk, cyberpunk, Afrofuturism, folklore, fantasy, sci-fi, and whatever else I might be missing. The plot is incredibly layered and rich with lore/backstory, which at first I almost held against it (I had to read much of it twice), but after finishing it, I was glad it was as complex as it was. Think Samurai Jack and MFKZ meets Lord of the Rings and Octavia Butler. Quite a bold mix of influences, and it definitely pa Incredible artwork, vividly unique color scheme, and a seamless blending of steampunk, cyberpunk, Afrofuturism, folklore, fantasy, sci-fi, and whatever else I might be missing. The plot is incredibly layered and rich with lore/backstory, which at first I almost held against it (I had to read much of it twice), but after finishing it, I was glad it was as complex as it was. Think Samurai Jack and MFKZ meets Lord of the Rings and Octavia Butler. Quite a bold mix of influences, and it definitely pays off.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Althea

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carlos Zamora

  7. 4 out of 5

    TKO Studios

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gal Davidov

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katerina Kondrenko

  10. 4 out of 5

    Leo

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Nicole

  12. 5 out of 5

    Destiny Henderson

  13. 5 out of 5

    jocelyn

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Guzman

  15. 5 out of 5

    mad mags

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lane

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Bull Chafin

  18. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

  19. 5 out of 5

    sakura

  20. 5 out of 5

    Heidee Howard

  21. 4 out of 5

    Alli

  22. 4 out of 5

    Adam777T

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Kelly

  24. 4 out of 5

    merecolai

  25. 4 out of 5

    Philipp

  26. 5 out of 5

    Christoph

  27. 5 out of 5

    Olive

  28. 5 out of 5

    fang

  29. 5 out of 5

    Siena

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  31. 5 out of 5

    Charlene

  32. 4 out of 5

    Reading

  33. 5 out of 5

    Archie

  34. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Noe

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