English: Manga comes to the rescue of a deaf schoolgirl

February 16, 2015  


A manga comic has been launched in France that portrays disability like never before in the world of Japanese comics. 

A Silent Voice is the story of Shoko Nishimiya, who has been deaf since birth. She wears a hearing aid but still struggles to understand conversations and therefore what is happening around her. 

The author, Yoshitoki Oima, is only 18 but she manages brilliantly to talk about a sensitive issue that is often ignored: the harassment suffered by students with disabilities.

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