I See the Promised Land

Arthur Flowers, Manu Chitrakar, Guglielmo Rossi

This graphic novel version of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America is an exciting dialogue between two very different storytelling traditions. Arthur Flowers, African-American writer and griot, tells the story in lyrical prose while Manu Chitrakar, traditional Patua scroll-artist from West Bengal, India, paints a series of powerful visuals that capture with drama and force the truly iconic moments of King’s life. In the process, King’s struggle transcends its context, and becomes truly universal.

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Weight 520.0 g
Dimensions 235 × 165 mm








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English (North America)

Groundwood Books

Portuguese (Brazil)

Editora WMF Martins Fontes


Green Knowledge

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Arthur Flowers

Arthur Flowers teaches in the English Department of Syracuse University, USA. A native of Memphis and co-founder of The New Renaissance Guild, he is a performance poet who considers himself heir to the western written tradition as well as the African oral one. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

Manu Chitrakar

Manu Chitrakar

Manu Chitrakar lives and works in Naya village in West Bengal, India. A Patua scroll artist who sings and paints, he is part of a living art and performance tradition that is as open to contemporary news stories and politics as it is to ancient legend and myth. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.


Guglielmo Rossi

Guglielmo Rossi is an Italian designer living and working in London. He studied Graphic Design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and Industrial Design back home in Genoa, Italy. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.