Angola Janga #1
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Angola Janga #1

Writer: Marcelo D'salete Artist: Marcelo D'salete Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: June 12, 2019 Cover Price: $39.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Marcelo D'Salete boldly recreates a long-overlooked history of black resistance against oppression.
Founded in late sixteenth-century Brazil, Angola Janga was a beacon of freedom. For over a hundred years, this community of runaway slaves thrived in fierce opposition to the Dutch and Portuguese colonial powers. In the stunning follow-up to his critically acclaimed graphic novel debut, Run for It, D'Salete brings the history of this precarious kingdom to life-the painful stories of fugitives, the brutal raids by colonial forces, and the tense power struggles among its inhabitants.
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    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 3, 2019

    Overall, a powerful and well-researched graphic novel that does what most books about bondage rarely do, humanize all the players involved. The story as told by DSalete is brilliant, scrupulous, and ultimately, heart-wrenching. The art by DSalete, is awe-inspiring. Altogether, a book that not only stays with you but will open your eyes to other parts of the world. Read Full Review

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