Visualising Histories: Political Graphic Novels
On March 29th we invite you to discover a story of belonging, identity and power, told in a truly unique visual language at the launch of MADGERMANES: History & Politics in Pictures
Based on the experiences of Mozambican workers contracted out to East Germany in the 1970s (who later lost their citizenships) Madgermanes by Birgit Weyhe dives into a piece of hidden Afro-German history, weaving narrative traditions from two continents, aided by the superb translation into English by Katy Derbyshire.
In preparation for this, and as an excuse to celebrate a fantastic genre that keeps surprising us, we've put together a list of our favourite graphic novels based on political history and social justice. Some of them are also the collective endeavour of fantastic translators working alongside their authors.
These books all draw on so much more than words, each enlightening, moving, creating curiosity with a wealth of visual and stylistic language.: https://lighthousebookshop.com/.../visualising-histories...
And make sure to book a spot (in person/online) here: