Author: Marcelo D' Salete
Angola Janga, "pequena Angola" ou, como dizem os livros de história, Palmares. Por mais de cem anos, foi como um reino africano dentro da América do Sul. E, apesar do nome, não tão pequeno: Macaco, a capital de Angola Janga, tinha uma população equivalente a das maiores cidades brasileiras da época. Formada no fim do século XVI, em Pernambuco, a partir dos mocambos criados por fugitivos da escravidão, Angola Janga cresceu, organizou-se e resistiu aos ataques dos militares holandeses e das forças coloniais portuguesas. Tornou-se o grande alvo do ódio dos colonizadores e um símbolo de liberdade para os escravizados. Seu maior líder, Zumbi, virou lenda e inspirou a criação do Dia da Consciência Negra. Durante onze anos, Marcelo D’Salete, autor de Encruzilhada e do sucesso internacional Cumbe, pesquisou e preparou-se para contar a história dessa rebelião que tornou-se nação, referência maior da luta contra a opressão e o racismo no Brasil. O resultado é um épico no qual o destino do país é decidido em batalhas sangrentas, mas que demonstra a delicada flexibilidade da resistência às derrotas. Um grandioso romance histórico em quadrinhos que fala de Zumbi, e de vários outros personagens complexos como Ganga Zumba, Domingos Jorge Velho, Ganga Zona e diversos homens e mulheres que compõe o retrato de um momento definidor do Brasil.
Author: Carlos Sampayo
Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence...), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie. Through this investigation, Muñoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz. By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Muñoz' strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.
Adulthood Is a Myth
Author: Sarah Andersen
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.
Drawing from a wide spectrum of disciplines, the essays in this collection examine in different national contexts the consequences of the "Latin American multicultural turn" in Afro Latino social movements of the past two decades.
Run for It
Author: Marcelo d'Salete
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Run For It ― a stunning graphic novel by internationally acclaimed illustrator Marcelo d’Salete ― is one of the first literary and artistic efforts to face up to Brazil’s hidden history of slavery. Originally published in Brazil ― where it was nominated for three of the country’s most prestigious comics awards ― Run For It has received rave reviews worldwide, including, in the U.S., The Huffington Post. These intense tales offer a tragic and gripping portrait of one of history’s darkest corners. It’s hard to look away.
The Three Richards
Author: Nigel Saul
Publisher: A&C Black
The three Richards who ruled England in the Middle Ages were among the most controversial and celebrated of its rulers. This biography shows how much the three kings had in common, apart from their names. All were younger sons, not expected to come to the throne; and all failed to leave a legitimate heir, causing instability on their deaths.
Author: Christophe Chabouté
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Available in English for the first time—the internationally bestselling graphic novel and an Official Selection at France’s prestigious Angoulême Internaional Comics Festival by master illustrator-storyteller Chabouté (Park Bench, Moby-Dick). On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a lonely hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him, never asking the obvious questions: Who are you? Why do you hide? Why do you never leave? What is it like to be so alone? Years spent on a deserted rock—a lifetime, really—with imagination his sole companion has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be...nothing. And so, why not stay put? But one day, as a new boatman starts asking the questions all others have avoided, a chain of events unfolds that will irrevocably upend the hermit’s solitary life.... Filled with stunning and richly executed black-and-white illustrations, Alone is Chabouté’s masterpiece—an unforgettable tale where tenderness, despair, and humor intertwine to flawlessly portray how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone. Translated from the French by Ivanka Hahnenberger.
In Search of Politics
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
We live in a world which no longer questions itself, which lives from one day to another managing successive crises and struggling to brace itself for new ones, without knowing where it is going and without trying to plan the itinerary. And everything important in our lives - livelihood, human bonds, partnerships, neighbourhood, goals worth pursuing and dangers to avoid - feels transient, precarious, vulnerable, insecure, uncertain, risky. Is there a connection between the shape of the world we inhabit and the way we live our lives? Exploring that connection, and finding out just how close it is, is the main concern of this book. What is at stake in this inquiry is the possibility of re-building the"'private/public" space, where private troubles and public issues meet and where citizens engage in dialogue in order to govern themselves. Individual liberty can only be a product of collective work, it can only be collectively secured and guaranteed. And yet today we are moving towards a privatization of the means to secure individual liberty. If seen as a therapy for the present ills, this is bound to produce effects of a most sinister kind. The act of translating private troubles into public issues is in danger of falling into disuse and being forgotten. The argument of this book is that making the translation possible again is an urgent and vital imperative for the renewal of politics today. This new book by Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and creative thinkers of our time - will be of particular interest to students of sociology, politics and social and political theory.
Author: Silviano Santiago, George Yúdice
Publisher: Duke University Press
Eduardo, a young gay Brazilian from a prominent family, is shipped off to New York in 1969 to work in the consulate, where he is taken under the wing of Colonel Vianna, the military attache, an old friend of his family, who is also gay, and a gay Cuban neighbor
Author: Osamu Tezuka
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Long considered as one of Osamu Tezuka’s most political narratives, Ayako is also considered to be one of his most challenging as it defies the conventions of his manga by utilizing a completely original cast and relying solely on historical drama to drive the plot. Ayako, pulls no punches, and does not allow for gimmicks as science-fiction or fantasy may. Instead Tezuka weaves together a tale which its core simply focuses on a single family, a family that could be considered a metaphor for a rapidly developing superpower. Overflowing with imagery of the cold war seen through Japan’s eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration from a number of historical events that occurred over the American occupation and the cultural-revolution which soon followed. Believed to be Tezuka’s answer to the gekiga (dramatic comics) movement of the 60’s, Ayako should be considered one of the better early examples of a seinen (young adult) narrative to be published. Initially set in the aftermath of World War II, Ayako focuses its attention on the Tenge clan, a once powerful family of landowners living in a rural community in northern Japan. From the moment readers are introduced to the extended family, it is apparent that the war and American occupation have begun to erode the fabric that binds them all together. The increasing influence of political, economic and social change begins to tear into the many Tenge siblings, while a strange marriage agreement creates resentment between the eldest son and his sire. And when the family seems to have completely fallen apart, they decide to turn their collective rage on what they believe to be the source of their troubles—the newest member of the Tenge family, the youngest sister Ayako.
Author: Alcimar Frazao
Florença, século 16, um mestre renascentista busca a imagem da perfeição; Barcelona, 1937, um anarquista recorda tua luta contra as forças do ditador francisco franco da guerra civil espanhola; São Paulo, início dos anos 2000, um motoboy corre contra o tempo; Porto Alegre, 2016, um senhor enfrenta demônios enclausurados com ele em seu apartamento; em um lugar ou em muitos, um homem pondera sobre o absurdo de sua própria existência. Num retrato ficcional, como num espelho distorcido, as cinco histórias deste romance gráfico refletem etapas de uma vida absurda em momentos distintos da história humana.
An overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830, describing interactions between the inhabitants of Africa, Europe and North and South America.
Since the mid-1990s, Brazil has produced nearly 200 feature length films. Many of these have been received enthusiastically by audiences and critics and released worldwide. This passionately argued and illuminating book provides the first comprehensive critical account of what is known as the ‘Renaissance of Brazilian cinema’ and demonstrates just how thought-provoking and inspiring Brazilian cinema has become. The book looks at the broader political and policy-making issues for this dynamic new cinema. It also offers close analyses of internationally acclaimed films like Central Station, Seven Days in September, Orfeu and Me You Them and investigates daringly experimental works, such as Chronically Unfeasible, Starry Sky and Perfumed Ball. It examines common factors across a great variety of films, including film makers’ engagement with national identity, a major concern for the Cinema Novo of the 1960s, which has emerged in contemporary films with new relevance in a globalized world. The contributors include film and cultural policy-makers who have participated in the Brazilian film revival as well as film scholars and journalists, giving a variety of readings of films, movements or filmmakers, stimulating debate and presenting throughout contrasting, even opposing viewpoints. The beauty of Nagib's book makes readers want to seek out the films being described...a valuable collection. - Film International