Body, slavery and agency in Fulú by Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso
Del Aguila, Rocio A.
Navarro-Serrano, Jose Enrique
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Del Aguila, Rocio A.; Navarro-Serrano, Jose Enrique. 2019. Body, slavery and agency in Fulú by Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos, vol. 43:no. 1:pp 43-67
This essay analyzes Fulú (1988-1991), a comic by the Argentinean writer Carlos Trillo and the graphic artist Eduardo Risso. Given her supernatural powers and a clear idea of what freedom means, the Black slave Fulú is able to escape Brazil and return to her tribe in Africa. The daughter of a mortal woman and a demigod, she has several powers, including an irresistible sexual appeal and the ability to paralyze whoever intends to sexually abuse her. Two main topics are analyzed: how the subject is constituted in the colonial structure and the agency of the main character.
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