Tintin in the Congo
Publish date: September 5th 2005
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
Series: Tintin (#2)
I loathed this book. Tintin is a Great White Hunter who kills an elephant for its tusks, shoots a monkey for its pelt, and is worshipped as a god by several native villages.
I'm not familiar with the Tintin series and Tintin in the Congo is my first introduction with the series. I purposely choose the most infamous volume to read, to see is it as bad as it is said to be. It is. The racism, the white man superiority and careless attitude towards animals is distasteful ho...
The most racist of the Tintin series. My copy is in French and I believe it was never even printed in America, due to it's racist imagery.
This is certainly not one of Herge's best works, in fact it is probably what most people think is the most offensive, which is why it was not translated into English until 1991. Okay, when I was a kid there was a German version available at the local library, and I did attempt to read it, however th...