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In his newest graphic novel, the acclaimed cartoonist Marcelo D’Salete delves into a fascinating chapter of Brazil’s colonial history — the creation of Angola Janga. An independent kingdom of runaway slaves founded in the late 16th century, Angola Janga was a beacon of freedom in a land plagued with oppression. In his stark black ink and chiaroscuro panel compositions, D’Salete brings this history to life, vividly rendering the painful stories of fugitive slaves on the run, the brutal raids by Portuguese colonists, and the tense power struggles within this precarious kingdom. At turns heartbreaking and empowering, Angola Janga sheds light on a long-overlooked moment of resistance against oppression, and is another gripping historical portrait from an internationally renowned comics talent.