“Toxic Tropics”: the chlordecone scandal told in comics


What could be better than comics to popularize complex subjects and reach a large audience? This has just been demonstrated by the author Jessica OubliĆ©, who publishes “Toxic Tropics” with Les Escales Steinkis. “Toxic Tropics” is a colorful 250-page graphic narrative that recreates a two-year investigation into the heart of the Chlordecone scandal, a pesticide used for decades in the West Indies in banana plantations and which today continues to poison water, the fauna and the flora. .