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Gandhi: A Manga Biography

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ISBN13: 9780143120247
ISBN10: 0143120247
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The life of a true twentieth-century hero told in a vibrant graphic novel format.

Through his quietly powerful leadership and influential use of nonviolent resistance in India's struggle against the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi became one of the most revered figures of the modern era. While history has recorded Gandhi's words and deeds, the man himself has been eclipsed by maxims of virtuosity that seem to have little resonance in our everyday lives. In Gandhi, the third volume in our exciting new manga biography series, created in conjunction with Emotional Content, Kazuki Ebine combines a gripping narrative with stunning illustrations to share Gandhi's inspiring and deeply human story with a whole new generation of readers.

Developed in conjunction with Emotional Content.

Review:

"Younger readers in particular will enjoy this lucid survey of Gandhi's life and teachings. Beginning with the awkward boy who recognized the unfairness of India's caste system but was too shy to speak against it in public, the book shows him seeking ways to correct injustice without resorting to violence. There's plenty of conflict in the world around the young man as different social classes abuse each other; Muslims and Hindus use religion as an excuse to hate their neighbors; and the colonial authorities unscrupulously exploit these divisions. Rather than taking sides, Gandhi tries to teach universal principles of fairness, turning to civil disobedience only to remind adversaries of their common humanity — tactics later borrowed by the American civil rights movement. Ebine's treatment of this story respects Gandhi's consistent, stubborn belief that people could learn to live together peacefully. The resulting comic is sometimes bland, with stiff art and infelicitous wording, but the message survives. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Kazuki Ebine is an up-and-coming manga artist and has won several highly recognized awards from the major comic book magazines in Japan. He lives in Tokyo.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, November 15, 2011 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Award-winning manga artist Kazuki Ebine has created a new book about one of the world’s greatest men. Gandhi, A Manga Biography follows Mahatma Gandhi from the time he remembers seeing injustice against his countrymen when he was a child, until he takes his last breath. In between, the illustrations and narrative tell the compelling story of Gandhi’s journey from being a “fine English gentleman” to the beginnings of his passive resistance in South Africa, and ultimately, to his rise as a symbol of peace, hope and freedom for India and the rest of the world.

Manga obviously cannot capture all the details of Gandhi’s story, but this biography captures the heart of the great man as well as the impact he had on millions of people and governments.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143120247
Author:
Ebine, Kazuki
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Manga-Nonfiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.55 x 0.52 in 0.51 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Younger readers in particular will enjoy this lucid survey of Gandhi's life and teachings. Beginning with the awkward boy who recognized the unfairness of India's caste system but was too shy to speak against it in public, the book shows him seeking ways to correct injustice without resorting to violence. There's plenty of conflict in the world around the young man as different social classes abuse each other; Muslims and Hindus use religion as an excuse to hate their neighbors; and the colonial authorities unscrupulously exploit these divisions. Rather than taking sides, Gandhi tries to teach universal principles of fairness, turning to civil disobedience only to remind adversaries of their common humanity — tactics later borrowed by the American civil rights movement. Ebine's treatment of this story respects Gandhi's consistent, stubborn belief that people could learn to live together peacefully. The resulting comic is sometimes bland, with stiff art and infelicitous wording, but the message survives. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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