Saturday, August 24, 2013

Graphic Novel Collaboration Targets a Geopolitical Conundrum

The US State Department sponsored publication of the graphic novel, Two Legends of Uzbekistan, is an unusual experiment in soft power cultural diplomacy.
Using literature for cultural diplomacy is a potentially risky proposition, but also one that offers a greater opportunity for an intense cultural engagement.
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Utah-based Sweetwater Books has refused to publish a gay author's book after he listed his "boyfriend" in the bio section of his novel, Woven.
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Citing Mexico's tradition of pictorial storytelling and penchant for the surreal, publisher Editorial Resistencia makes the case that the graphic novel is the ideal format for Mexican readers.

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