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Learn More about Nyemb Popoli


After receiving a baccalaureate in accounting, Nyemb Popoli was forced to forgo university training due to the political turmoil in Cameroon. By the early 1990s, Popoli emerged as a prolific cartoonist for Le Messager. Popoli’s controversial comic strip “Cinéma Popoli” became the subject of government censorship and authorities even seized several issues of the magazine due to the images drawn by the artist. Pushing the boundaries of Cameroon’s freedom of expression policies, Popoli has continued publishing and earned a place as one of the country’s eminent cartoonists.

  • “Profil: Nyemb Popoli,” Africa24, 27 Jul 2011. Video. Last accessed 18 Mar 2014.
  • Francis B. Nyamnjoh, “Press Cartoons and Politics in Cameroon,” International Journal of Comic Art 1, no. 2 (Fall 1999): 171-190.