I See the Promised Land

Arthur Flowers Performs ‘I See the Promised Land’

A few weeks back I reviewed I See the Promised Land, an idiosyncratic collaboration from African American performance poet Arthur Flowers and Bengali scroll artist Manu Chitrakar, and wrote that you had to see one of Arthur’s live performances to understand and appreciate the book.

Well, here’s a clip from Flowers’ US tour, as he reads from their graphic novel on the life of Martin Luther King, and explains how the project came about:

I See the Promised Land will be released in the UK by Tara Book on the 4th of April, to coincide with the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death.

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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