'I See The Promised Land' narrates the life of Martin Luther King. African-American writer and griot, bard and blues singer Arthur Flowers does the telling, while Patua artist Manu Chitrakar adapts King’s life to the colour and vivid grammar of his art.
Patua artists from Bengal in eastern India are traditional scroll-painters who create vivid art out of all kinds of narratives - from fables and classical tales to contemporary news items. Keeping this in mind, Tara Books has a evolved graphic novel featuring Patua art.
This extraordinary telling is replete with destiny, the will of gods, fate and the human condition. Traversing the milestones of King’s short life, his ministry and journey, this graphic narrative brings together two very different yet equally dramatic traditions of story-telling.