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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: FRA EVFIC ALA2018
Title: Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures
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Personal name: Alagbe, Yvan and Nicholson-Smith, Donald (translator)
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Everyday Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781681371764
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: New York Review Comic
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2018
Summary, etc. note: In the stories gathered in Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures—drawn between 1994 and 2011, and never before available in English—he uses stark, endlessly inventive black-and-white brushwork to explore love and race, oppression and escape. It is both an extraordinary experiment in visual storytelling and an essential, deeply personal political statement. With unsettling power, the title story depicts the lives of undocumented migrant workers in Paris. Alain, a Beninese immigrant, struggles to protect his family and his white girlfriend, Claire, while engaged in a strange, tragic dance of obsession and repulsion with Mario, a retired French Algerian policeman. It is already a classic of alternative comics, and, like the other stories in this collection, becomes more urgent every day.
Expansion of summary note: mature readers, adult themes, sex, French alternative comics, relationships, family, immigration, PoC, people of colour, BIPOC, Beninese, Algerian, politics, life narratives, Paris, France, West Africa, Franco-Belgian, French
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