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  • The Blitz Read: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers comebacks highlight wild Week 3 25/09/2017
    The Blitz Read: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers comebacks highlight wild Week 3  Sporting NewsGame-Winning Catch Has Brandin Cooks 'Thankful' to be a New England Patriot  Sports IllustratedCooks, Brady connection takes another step with game-winning play  Comcast SportsNet New EnglandBattered Patriots keep winning, Texans bemoan late collapse  FOXSports.comWhy 2017 means a lot of Work for Tom Brady  isportsweb.com (blog)Full coverage
  • Jaguars' Blake Bortles: Tosses four touchdowns 25/09/2017
    Jaguars' Blake Bortles: Tosses four touchdowns  CBSSports.comBears lock arms, Steelers remain inside for national anthem amid President Trump's comments  WLS-TVSunday's Best: The NFL Takes Over Wembley  NFL.comFull coverage
  • Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Contract Buyout After 1 Season in Chicago 25/09/2017
    Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Contract Buyout After 1 Season in Chicago  Bleacher ReportDwyane Wade gets buyout from Bulls and may be headed to Cavaliers  Washington PostDwyane Wade, Bulls agree on contract buyout, according to report  SB NationDwyane Wade confirms buyout agreement with Bulls, unsure of his next move  Chicago TribuneReport: Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade reach agreement on buyout  NBCSports.comFull […]
  • United Seahawks determined to correct rough start to season 25/09/2017
    United Seahawks determined to correct rough start to season  NFL.comTitans look like a contender after pushing Seahawks around  ESPN (blog)Seahawks' Defense Struggled Against Titans, Giving Up Too Many Big Plays  Sports IllustratedSeahawks GameCenter: Live updates, highlights as Seattle faces big road test at Tennessee  Seattle TimesFull coverage
  • Redskins Gameday: Washington dominates Oakland in 27-10 win; players, Snyder link arms 25/09/2017
    Redskins Gameday: Washington dominates Oakland in 27-10 win; players, Snyder link arms  Washington PostKirk Cousins proves worth in Redskins' win over Raiders  ESPN (blog)Cousins, Thompson lead Redskins' romp over Raiders  NFL.comRaiders vs. Redskins: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for Sunday Night Football  Bleacher Report (blog)Full coverage
  • New version of health-care bill will help Alaska and Maine — home of two holdout senators 25/09/2017
    New version of health-care bill will help Alaska and Maine — home of two holdout senators  Washington PostGraham, Cassidy revise Obamacare repeal bill, appealing to holdouts  PoliticoGOP changes Graham-Cassidy bill to win over wary senators  The HillFull coverage
  • 'Star Trek Discovery' EPs Alex Kurtzman & Akiva Goldsman On “Burnham's Dilemma” & Michelle Yeoh Shocker 25/09/2017
    'Star Trek Discovery' EPs Alex Kurtzman & Akiva Goldsman On “Burnham's Dilemma” & Michelle Yeoh Shocker  DeadlineEXCLUSIVE: 'Star Trek: Discovery's' Doug Jones on Premiere Cliffhanger and How It Affects the Future  Entertainment TonightReview: 'Star Trek: Discovery' hits bumps but starts to find its flight path  USA TODAYStar Trek: Discovery producer explains those first two episodes  EW.com (blog)Star Trek: Discovery […]
  • Kushner Used Personal Email Account for Government Business 25/09/2017
    Kushner Used Personal Email Account for Government Business  New York TimesAttorney: Kushner used private email account to talk to WH officials  CNNJared Kushner Has Been Using A Private Email Account In His Role At The White House  NewsweekKushner used private email account for some White House business  Washington PostFull coverage
  • What NFL players, coaches are saying about Week 3 protests 25/09/2017
    What NFL players, coaches are saying about Week 3 protests  ESPNPlayers discuss why they took action during anthem  NFL.comNFL protests grow after Trump's remarks  SFGateTrump's rhetoric forces NFL teams to take stand as owners, players unite  USA TODAYNFL Week 3 live: Trump continues criticism of NFL after a day of player protests  Los Angeles TimesFull coverage
  • Behind the 'boring' German election are four deeply disturbing trends 25/09/2017
    Behind the 'boring' German election are four deeply disturbing trends  Washington PostGermany's jubilant far-right has Merkel in its sights  ReutersGerman Voters Shake Up the Elites  National ReviewIn Germany, a Victory for Angela Merkel and Populism  New York TimesGerman election results: AfD enters parliament with record-high 12.6% as Merkel's alliance gets 33% Live updates  RTFull coverage
  • Australians' support of gay marriage weakens in new poll 25/09/2017
    Australians' support of gay marriage weakens in new poll  Fox NewsTaking sides: sport organisations and the same-sex debate  The Conversation AUCelebs react to 'Vote Yes' text: 'I didn't send it but I sure am going to feel the repercussions'  9TheFIXControversy over ugly same-sex marriage campaign, as it emerges surveys being sent to dead people  NEWS.com.auPolitical correctness is closing Australian […]
  • Bills give Broncos first loss in 26-16 win 25/09/2017
    Bills give Broncos first loss in 26-16 win  FOXSports.comJim Kelly on anthem: I hope Bills will instead stand, lock arms  ESPN (blog)Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Broncos  BuffaloBills.comFull coverage
  • New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries 25/09/2017
    New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries  New York TimesTrump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries  NPRTrump's Revised Travel Ban Opens New Stage in Legal Fight  BloombergTrump replaces travel ban with new restrictions  Fox NewsTrump administration announces new travel ban: “The tougher, the better'  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFull coverage
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder 25/09/2017
    Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder  TIMEMilo Yiannopoulos confronted by dozens of counter-protesters during brief appearance on UC Berkeley campus  Los Angeles TimesMilo Yiannopoulos holds brief rally after canceled Free Speech Week  USA TODAYFull coverage
  • Giants undone by self-made setbacks in loss to Eagles 25/09/2017
    Giants undone by self-made setbacks in loss to Eagles  NFL.comReport: Darren Sproles has broken arm  NBCSports.comEagles' RB Darren Sproles suffers broken arm vs. Giants, report says  NJ.com'Hopefully it's not a one-week thing': Malcom Jenkins on what happens now  ESPNEagles', NFL protests are the most American anthem of all | David Murphy  Philly.comFull coverage

Il fumetto africano inventa i propri supereroi

Comic Republic, startup fumettistica nigeriana

Comic Republic, startup fumettistica nigeriana

Il fumetto è una tecnica espressiva dalle grandi potenzialità: la commistione di testo e immagini in tavole più o meno numerose e colorate offre la possibilità di grande presa narrativa e forte impatto emotivo sul lettore.

Prima di proseguire, cogliamo l’occasione per ricordare la presentazione della graphic novel “L’Angelo Nero” di Cicarè e Ferracuti, dedicata al tema dell’immigrazione, che avrà luogo il prossimo venerdì 15 gennaio, alle ore 17:30, presso la sede del Circolo di Lettura e Conversazione di Recanati, in Via Cesare Battisti 26. Intervenite numerosi!

Le saghe dei supereroi occidentali (Batman e Superman della DC Comics, Spiderman e Ironman della Marvel) vantano una tradizione quasi secolare e ispirano pellicole cinematografiche che sbancano i botteghini di tutto il mondo da svariati decenni.

In questo periodo, invece, stanno facendo parlare di sé i fumetti di supereroi africani: la startup fumettistica nigeriana Comic Republic, che distribuisce gratuitamente via Internet le proprie creazioni; l’artista sudafricano Loyiso Mkize, creatore di Kwezi, anch’esso disponibile online; The Pack di Paul Louise-Julie; E.X.O: The Legend of Wale Williams, la graphic novel del nigeriano Roye Okupe.

Dopo decenni di supereroi africani “d’importazione”, come Black Panther della Marvel, l’odierno rinascimento culturale africano, che grazie alle nuove tecnologie attraversa tutte le principali forme creative, sta anche inventando la propria mitologia moderna.

Comic Republic è passata dalle poche centinaia di download del 2013 ai più di 25.000 download del 2015: l’uso della lingua inglese (lingua ufficiale in Nigeria) fa sì che più della metà dei download siano effettuati da paesi anglosassoni, culla d’origine di questo potente fenomeno culturale.

La generazione “nativa” dei supereroi africani ideata da sceneggiatori e disegnatori di Comic Republic (Guardian Prime, Nutech, Maxspeed, Power Boy, Ireti, Commander Jade .N. Waziri, Avonome, Eru, Aje) è realmente autoctona: spiritualismo e religiosità tipici dei racconti africani si mescolano a suggestioni del moderno immaginario tecnologico e vengono coniugate nelle ormai tradizionali modalità espressive del fumetto.

Guardian Prime, supereroe nigeriano

Guardian Prime, supereroe nigeriano

Anche il sudafricano Kwezi, ambientato in una Johannesburg post-apocalittica e con protagonista un supereroe nero adolescente, utilizza slang locali e riferimenti culturali precisi: “una storia nel futuro alla ricerca delle proprie radici” secondo Loyiso Mkize.

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