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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?

38 review for Djeliya

  1. 4 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. 4 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

    Ana

    4 stars *may change This was a really charming West African folklore-inspired graphic novel about a prince and his storyteller going on a journey to stop the tower that caused destruction in their world. The art was abstract in a sort of...realistic way? Does that make any sense? Like, you can clearly tell what everything is, but it's incredibly stylized and specifically done for the story and world. It really added a lot of character into the story by playing into the folklore-esq themes. I don' 4 stars *may change This was a really charming West African folklore-inspired graphic novel about a prince and his storyteller going on a journey to stop the tower that caused destruction in their world. The art was abstract in a sort of...realistic way? Does that make any sense? Like, you can clearly tell what everything is, but it's incredibly stylized and specifically done for the story and world. It really added a lot of character into the story by playing into the folklore-esq themes. I don't know, it was cute. It had a nice message to it and I didn't see the plot twist coming. As far as graphic novels go, it's a pretty solid one. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an advanced reader's copy.

  4. 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.

  5. 5 out of 5

    David Gibson

    The Short Version: A unique story with cool characters and arresting artwork that jumps headfirst into the action The Long Version: Since I only got to read a sneak peek, I can’t assess the work in it’s entirety as of yet, but it is very intriguing and one I will likely purchase once it’s available. Would have given a 5 out of 5 but with only the snippet can’t be sure it delivers the whole way Component Ratings Concept/Idea: 4.5 out of 5 Artwork: 5 out of 5 Characters: 4.5 out of 5 Dialogue: 4 out of The Short Version: A unique story with cool characters and arresting artwork that jumps headfirst into the action The Long Version: Since I only got to read a sneak peek, I can’t assess the work in it’s entirety as of yet, but it is very intriguing and one I will likely purchase once it’s available. Would have given a 5 out of 5 but with only the snippet can’t be sure it delivers the whole way Component Ratings Concept/Idea: 4.5 out of 5 Artwork: 5 out of 5 Characters: 4.5 out of 5 Dialogue: 4 out of 5

  6. 4 out of 5

    Theshahmaran

    I reviewed a sneakpeak copy made available by the publisher via Netgalley - Thank you very much for that. I could only access the first 28 pages, hence the limited span of my review. But I can say that the kind of illustration in that graphic novel is abstract in a way, that the color schemes, lineart and characters seem kind of off, but it‘s what makes the graphic novel so charming because it really fits into that Afrofuturistic folklore-ish vibes, that book is spreading.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Misa

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I got access to only 28 pages of this book and I got hooked from the start to the story . It was interesting but it ended when the real adventures started. Nice art that makes the story more captivating to follow.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andréa

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

  9. 5 out of 5

    Althea

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    Carlos Zamora

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    Matthew Noe

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