Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review: Fidel: A Graphic Novel Life of Fidel Castro, by Kohan and Scherma

Fidel: A Graphic Novel Life of Fidel Castro, by Néstor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma isn't really a graphic novel; it's a heavily illustrated biography, with many of those illustrations appearing as cartoons (speech balloons and all). It's also more a hagiography than an objective biography, and the USA comes off pretty poorly - sometimes understandably, sometimes less so. Given those parameters, the book accomplishes what it wants to fairly directly, if didactically.

Those seeking a balanced portrait of Fidel Castro should look elsewhere; this one's for True Believers only.


Fidel: A Graphic Novel Life of Fidel Castro
by Néstor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma
Seven Stories Press, 2010
ISBN-10: 1583227822
ISBN-13: 978-1583227824
192 pages, $14.95


A version of this review was originally published at LibraryThing.