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Tintin au Congo

(Tintin #2)

3.23  ·  Rating details ·  7,039 ratings  ·  402 reviews
Après son premier périple en Union Soviétique, c'est pour l'Afrique que s'embarquent cette fois-ci notre héros à la légendaire houpette et son chien.

Les circonstances feront de Tintin un sorcier chez les Babaorum, et il déjouera les projets d'une bande de gangsters sans foi ni loi dont l'objectif est de s'accaparer toute la production de diamants au congo belge.

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Hardcover, 62 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Casterman (first published October 1st 1930)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Tintin au Congo = Tintin in the Congo (Tintin #2), Hergé
Tintin in the Congo (French: Tintin au Congo) is the second volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Commissioned by the conservative Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle for its children's supplement Le Petit Vingtième, it was serialised weekly from May 1930 to June 1931 before being published in a collected volume by Éditions de Petit Vingtième in 1931. The story tells of young Belgian reporter T
Aishu Rehman
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-favourite
I recently read TinTin in the Congo and found it a delightful book. The text is humorous and the artwork is (as always with Herge's works) well done and entertaining. I recommend this volume for any age; I especially recommend it as a fun book to read to your children or grandchildren. The hand wringing from the easily offended politically correct crowd to the contrary notwithstanding, this book accurately captures the impressions that anyone from an advanced country would have in travelling to ...more
Dirk Grobbelaar
Ah, the infamous Tintin Au Congo. This is the edition that is widely available these days, i.e. the redrawn, coloured and “sanitized” version. Comparisons between the original art and the art on display here shows that originally it didn’t look much different than Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, if perhaps slightly better. In fact, Tintin looks like something from a Black & White Quick & Flupke story in the original version (unsurprisingly, since it is by the same author / artist). Wh ...more
Luís C.
There is no need to revisit the polemic about the "ambient" racism and the colonialist clichés (although the reflection of an era and its mentalities) that flood this second volume. Without counting on the caricature of the hunting-poaching...
Otherwise, the character begins to choke, as well as his personality. The designs are refined.
Fuchsia  Groan
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cómics
Este segundo álbum de las aventuras de Tintín comenzó a publicarse en “Le Petit Vingtième” en junio de 1930, tan solo un mes después de finalizarse Las aventuras de Tintín en el País de los Soviets. Aunque podríamos pensar que es fruto del pensamiento de su tiempo, este álbum fue polémico desde el mismo momento de su publicación. Y aún después del recorte que el propio Hergé le aplicó en 1946 (reduciendo las 110 planchas originales a las 62 que tienen las aventuras en la actualidad), se aprecia ...more
Mohammed Arabey
ثاني رحلات تان تان بعد رحلة موسكو والاولي التي يتم اعادة رسمها وتلوينها من قبل هيرجيه نفسه

ولكن ربما لانها في بداية تجارب هيرجيه، فالرسوم ليست بدقة الرحلات التالية..كما ان القصة ركيكة للغاية
بل وبالرغم من معارضتي لمنعها بحجة العنصرية قبل ان أقرأها

فبعد قراءتها اعتقد انها عنصرية حقا...ووحشية مع الحيوانات بشكل بشع اكثر من حلقات
Itchy & Scratchy
واللي هي تنويعة ساخرة من العنف في توم وجيري بس بشكل ابشع باسلوب ساخر بمسلسل آل سيمسونز
هيرجيه هنا تقريبا قدم رسوم اكثر بشاعة ابشع مليون مرة من حلقات ايتشي وس
Dec 21, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Hmmm, this was a bit of a disappointment. I have heard how racist this book was, and Herge did choose to draw all of the African natives in a very sterotypical early 20th century way, and they aren't quite as smart as Tintin is, but from the three books of Herge's I've read now no one is really as smart as Tintin in the stories. They way the natives talk is a kind of stilted 'dumb' sort of way, but Herge also does this with the Soviets in the first Tintin book, and with the Mafia gangsters in th ...more
As a child, when I first read Hergé's Tintin comic books (graphic novels) in German, and when I still rather tended to enjoy even some of the more politically incorrect and problematic earlier instalments, already at that time (in the late 70s), Tintin au Congo regularly and generally tended to make me both physically and mentally cringe at the blatant stereotyping, the colonialism, the overt and nasty racism depicted (so much so, that I actually never managed to fully finish reading the book un ...more
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tintin in the Congo, while written for the children's section of a Belgian newspaper in 1930, is so full of Eurocentric racism and speciesism that it cannot be recommended as reading for young people. However, as an example of white supremacy attitudes of the time, it is an interesting document. The book has often been left out of Tintin collections or edited to soften its most egregious content. I found two English language black and white (and one Spanish language color) editions online at www ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven’t read in French since high school, so this was a double adventure. Always a pleasure to travel with TinTin and Snowy, even if some of the African representations are outdated and now considered racist.
Alix West
Jun 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
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Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
ওহ হো! এইটা দু নমবরটা!! আমি ছোট থাকতে কখনো বুঝতে পারিনি এখানে রেসিজম ছিল। এমনকি আফরিকান অধিবাসীদের যে ডরয়িং গুলো তা থেকে বুঝতেও পারিনি যে এরা মানুষ। ধরে নিয়েছিলাম অনয কিছু একটা। দিস ইজ ডেফিনিটলি এ সযাড থিং। এক ফোঁটা বিষ যেমন অনেকটা পানিকে বিষাকত করে ফেলে এই বই তে রেসিজমটা ঠিক একই কাজ করেছে। :( ...more
Mohammed  Ali
Sep 07, 2016 rated it liked it
لمن يريد أن يستريح قليلا بعد القراءات الطويلة المتعبة أو لمن يريد التجديد و التنفيس قليلا..أهلا بكم في عالم تان تان
J.G. Keely
Like the last volume in the series, this one is another flop bearing no real resemblance to the themes, characters, or style of the later series. The whole thing is a haphazard cartoon filled with slapstick violence starring pugnacious jerk Tintin and his bad-joke-making dog.

Yeah, the treatment of Africans and big game hunting make H. Rider Haggard look tame and responsible in comparison, though I find it hard to argue that the stylized drawings of the Africans are racist, since it's not like th
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-books
Umm it's kind of racist. In the first book (Tintin in the land of Soviets) Snowy the dog saves frozen Tintin by using salt as a freezing point depressor - quite scientific!

In this issue, Snowy becomes afraid as it finds a spider in the morning, breaks a mirror on their voyage to Congo thinking these may bring them dangers. Quite superstitious by this time, to give away the notion of prevailing superstition among the African countries! Even in operating table Snowy becomes frightened seeing an Af
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tintin stories for anyone who has read them and understands their history can't be viewed as anything other than groundbreaking. The beginnings of these stories have been around as long as the Lord of the Rings, the illustration and environments in the Tintin books are accurate and extremely detailed. Anyone who has spent even a little time exploring Herge (Georges Remi) can see the painstaking research and adversity he worked through to compose the world around Tintin. His ideas were ahead ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this is probably the only tintin stuff that I didn't like.I read it may be two years ago, and I was pretty sure that its a fake one,may be some one else wrote it (mine was a translated version). But when I googled it, I was kind of devastated.I grew up with Tintin , and loved him for his courage and intelligence, but in this book he acted like a racist animal hating jerk.I don't know whether Harge was a hardcore racist or just a product of his time, but this is the only book where he let me down ...more
Looks better artwise than the first volume but its a very weird book and not because of outdated,racist look on Africa. The treatment of the animals,the callaous way they are destroyed,the great white hunter thing disturbed me the most.

Tintin was my childhood hero when i read the series but the first two volumes are not fun,the Tintin everyone knowns.
Nandakishore Varma
Tintin at his racist best. I think this book has been pulled from publication everywhere.
May 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Ein Comic, den ich an keiner Stelle irgendwie genießen konnte. Mag sein, dass es einig Tim und Struppi Fans gibt, aber ich bin keiner davon. Mal ganz abgesehen von dem nicht immer ganz offensichtlichen Rassismus, der aber das ganze Werk unterwandert, ist die Geschichte für mich irgendwie sinnlos und Tim unfassbar unsympathisch und sein Hund einfach nur nervig. Tim ist so unfassbar anmaßend, ein richtiger Kotzbrocken, der alles besser weiß und am Ende ohne jeden Respekt für das Land, über das er ...more
Rana Heshmati
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rana by: Sana Heshmati
برام غم انگیزه که اونقدر از چیزی که خیلی ها عاشقشن خوشم نیومده!
مخصوصاً با وجود خواهری که هر جلد تنتن رو صدها بار (بی اغراق) خونده و زندگیش باهاش عجینه..
شاید دارم دیر میخونمشون. نمیدونم. یا که صرفاً با سلیقهام جور نیست.
نکتهای که برام ناراحت کننده بود، این شکار کردن زیاد حیوانات هم بود.
Nov 18, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awkward to have such a moment archived.
Dr Rashmit Mishra
Oct 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
The last time I read this book I was fairly young and didn't have much of a moral code so reading it this time I come to realise how fairly despicable this book was and how it portrayed Tintin doing everything that I believe to be wrong

From treating the natives of Congo as an inferior species , to treating them as slaves and then killing animals who were fairly innocent and then showing no remorse whatsoever for his action

Granted the book belonged in a time period that believed in the darker to
This Tintin adventure has become notorious because of the horribly stereotypical depiction of Africa. Everything about it indicates its cartoon nature: the ideology is outdated and shocking to modern readers, the action / violence easy and over very quickly with hardly any consequences, the links between episodes too tenuous, and most episodes deal either with encounters with African animals or the baddie who wants to bump Tintin off. Not an excellent example of Hergé's art - later adventures ha ...more
May 23, 2010 rated it did not like it
I had to read this in French, because it has been banned in English. There seems to be a move to ban it in French as well. Here's an article in French about how they're trying to ban it in Belgium:

I'm definitely opposed to banning books simply because their opinions are out of fashion - this one was written in 1930 and has a very very patronising view of African people. However in 1930 it wasn't a work of evil, and it should not be considered one today.

Vicente Ribes
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tintin
Entretenido pero polémico álbum de Tintín.
Los gags de Tintín y Milú y sus persecuciones y porrazos continúan siendo graciosos pero las ideas que subyacen en este cómic no son muy agradables.
Obligado por la línea editorial de su periódico Hergé incluye algunas ideas en este cómic que cambiaría en posteriores ediciones del mismo, cuando ya tenía total libertad creativa.
Aquí Tintin se va al Congo y se enfrenta a unos malhechores que buscan hacer fortuna explotando las minas de diamantes de África.
Morgan Borthwick
Sep 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
It's not that this is one star dreck, it's more that I know what Herge was capable of and while the art is excellent, the story is utter rubbish - even ignoring the racism and animal cruelty - they catch the villains and then there's ten pages spent hunting animals to finish. We never revisit the village, so many plot points ignored and it's literally just wandering around finding animals and running away from them. It is a fascinating time capsule of a book, even this sanitised English translat ...more
José Jorge
Jul 19, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Não gostei mesmo!
Racista e duma extrema violência para com os animais.
Desde um macaco morto com o objectivo de lhe roubar a pele para conseguir um disfarce, a um rinoceronte morto com dinamite, a um leopardo obrigado a engolir uma esponja e depois água para que o estômago inche e desta forma fique imobilizado. Enfim... Muitos mais episódios macabros deste género preenchem este livro.
Apesar de retratar as atitudes que se tinham nos anos 30 do séc XX, é um livro que não é nada adequado e recomend
Dec 01, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
الكوميكس لا ينصح بيها للأطفال لأنها تحمل الكثير من العنصرية لألوان البشرة المختلفة والعنف تجاه الحيوان ....

استمتعوا ...
دمتم قراء ... ❤❤❤
The second of the Tintin adventures this one, like the first, is one I never read as a child. And I'm glad I didn't. Not political like the first one this volume is set in the Belgian Congo as it was known at the time. It is full of white European Imperialist ideas and beliefs. The native Africans are depicted with racist stereotypes and cruelty to animals abound. I see lots of 4 and 5 star "reviews" but I doubt those people have actually sat down and read this properly. Or at all.

Thankfully the
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Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
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