Comics from Africa 來自非洲的漫畫

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Comics from Africa 來自非洲的漫畫

學習要點

有關 「new creativity(新鮮創意)」 的詞彙

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At the Lagos Comic Convention, what can be done as well as just buying books?

文字稿

Meet Dayo – a valiant warrior and an African superhero. He’s the main character in a comic book called Trials of the Spear. Mixing tribal traditions with so-called Afro Futurism – it’s part of a movement to put African comics on the map.

來認識一下戴奧 —— 一名英勇的戰士和一位非洲的超級英雄。他是漫畫書《矛的試煉》(Trials of the Spear)中的主角。漫畫將部落傳統和所謂的非洲未來主義相結合,這是非洲漫畫推向世界的部分舉措

The company behind it is called Comic Republic, based in Lagos. They produce books and animation. Their mission – to create African heroes and icons.

這部作品背後的公司名為漫畫共和國(Comic Republic),總部設在拉各斯。他們製作書籍和動畫。他們的使命是創造非洲的英雄角色和偶像。

Jide Martin, Founder and Chief Executive of Comic Republic
We are telling an international story about people who are ready, who are there and have the capacity to do good… we are big on diversity and we are doing it from the African perspective, Nigeria to be particular.

吉德‧馬丁    漫畫共和國(Comic Republic)創始人兼總裁
「我們講述的是一個超越國界的故事,講的是那些已經準備好、有能力做好事的人。我們非常重視多樣性,而且我們是從非洲的角度來表現它的,尤其是尼日利亞。」

This is the Lagos Comic Convention, a chance for superhero fans to come together. But it’s not just about buying books – it’s about creating them too.

這是拉各斯動漫展覽會,一個超級英雄迷們匯聚一堂的機會。但參加這個展會不僅僅是為了買書,也是為了創作漫畫書。

Ayodele Elegba, Founder of Lagos Comic Con
It’s awesome. It’s a big one. It’s a big deal. You know, so Lagos Comic Con has been able to discover new talents. People that come to Lagos Comic Con see what’s possible and then they go back and start their company. The entrepreneurship mindset just kicks in and they want to start something of their own.

阿尤迪利‧伊裡巴     拉各斯動漫展覽會創始人
「這個活動很棒。它的規模很大。這是件大事。拉各斯動漫展一直以來能夠發現新的人才。來到拉各斯動漫展的人們看到什麼是可能的,然後回去創辦自己的公司。他們富有創業精神的思維模式顯現了出來,想要開創自己的事業。」

It seems comic books are booming. Not just in Nigeria, but all across the continent: a medium seen as quintessentially American being reborn in Africa.

漫畫書產業似乎正在蓬勃發展。不僅僅是在尼日利亞,而是在整個非洲大陸:一個被視為最典型的美國媒介正在非洲重生。

詞彙

movement(有共同目標或想法的)運動

put (something) on the map 使(某物)出名

perspective(思考問題的)角度

talents 人才

entrepreneurship 創業精神,創業能力

問題答案

As well as just buying books, new ones are also created.