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One of our Gosh! Best of 2019 titles! Eisner-nominated Brazilian artist D'salete returns, with Fantagraphics publishing his massive 2017 tome in a lovely hardcover edition. Exhaustively researched and developed for 11 years, this is the much-overlooked story of Angola Janga, a Brazilian community of escaped slaves that fought fiercely for their independence for over 100 years. From its formation in the late 16th Century until its brutal suppression in 1694, D'salete chronicles the conflicts from without and within, never losing sight of the stories of the fugitive slaves who found a home there. It's a powerful work, and is absolutely beautiful to boot.