Global Comics Lecture Series: The Making of “Angola Janga” and “Run for It” with Marcelo D’Salete (virtual event)

Run For It by Marcelo-D'Salete

March 19, 2021
2:20 pm - 5:40 pm


University Libraries’ International and Area Studies Department, in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies’ Afro-Brazilian Arts and Activism Lecture Series, will present the next installment of the Global Comics Lecture Series: an invited talk by Brazilian comic artist, illustrator and professor Marcelo D’Salete. D’Salete’s acclaimed graphic novels Cumbe (Run for It) and Angola Janga (Kingdom of Runaway Slaves) explore the history of slavery and struggles for freedom in colonial Brazil. Cumbe was the recipient of the prestigious Eisner Award for the Best U.S. Edition of International Materials in 2018. His epic novel Angola Janga: uma história dos Palmares, recently published in the US, narrates the rise and fall of Quilombo dos Palmares, Brazil’s largest quilombo community.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Global Comics Lecture Series is sponsored in part by The Ohio State University’s Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, East Asian Studies Center and International and Area Studies at University Libraries in conjunction with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The series is also supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants.

Event Coordinators: Dr. Isis Barra Costa, Assistant Professor Contemporary Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese with support from Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, Latin American, Iberian and Latino/a Studies Librarian

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