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Incognegro by Mat Johnson
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Jan 26, 09

This was a really interesting and smart graphic novel tale of a black man "passing" as white in order to investigate (and prevent a particular) lynchings in the 30's south.

I read this and The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam back to back and it was really interesting to see the different ways that graphic novels are being taken. Both are very good, fairly sophisticated works, but so very different. It is kind of weird to think that they get thrown into the same category as each other (and the same category as titles such as Marvel Zombies) just cause they happen to rely heavily on images. I look forward to seeing how we treat graphic literature in the future, because I don't think it is a short-term trend.

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