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February 2018

International Graphic Novels: Volume XII

Image: Catherine Anyango Grünewald, detail, from Scandorama.

Our twelfth graphic novel issue presents work by writers and authors grappling with a range of social and political concerns.  Although the art may be in black and white, the topics are anything but, as writers here look to both the future and the past to shed light on current events. Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B. challenge the official narrative of the US involvement in Iraq. Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo and Catherine Anyango reveal the dark side of a perfect world. Davide Reviati listens in on Italian villagers slamming Roma immigrants. In our first graphic piece from the Czech Republic, Lucie Lomová stages a theatrical mystery. And Barbara Yelin and Thomas von Steinaecker show a young German physicist finding the formula for success in a sexist field. Elsewhere, we showcase new writing from Latvia, and present the third and final installment of our radio drama series.

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Book Reviews

In Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay’s “Abandon,” a Destitute Woman’s Desire to Write Clashes with Motherhood

Reviewed by Darren Huang

Since her debut novel, Shankini (2006), the Indian writer Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay has been exploring female sexuality with an uncompromising and subversive vision.

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International Graphic Novels: Volume XII

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