This short article offers some remarks to contextualize the interview that follows with Marcelo D’Salete, a Brazilian graphic novelist known for his works on the history of slavery and Black resistance in Brazil. The article focuses on D’Salete’s great work Angola Janga (2017), about the famous maroon community in seventeenth-century Brazil known to the Portuguese as Palmares, and discusses this work in relation to the six-volume Palmares (2020) by the U.S. writer Gayl Jones.

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