Award-winning manga artist Kazuki Ebine has created a new book about one of the world’s greatest men. Gandhi, A Manga Biography follows Mahatma Gandhi from the time he remembers seeing injustice against his countrymen when he was a child, until he takes his last breath. In between, the illustrations and narrative tell the compelling story of Gandhi’s journey from being a “fine English gentleman” to the beginnings of his passive resistance in South Africa, and ultimately, to his rise as a symbol of peace, hope and freedom for India and the rest of the world.
Manga obviously cannot capture all the details of Gandhi’s story, but this biography captures the heart of the great man as well as the impact he had on millions of people and great governments. For those interested in other manga biographies, Penguin Books also offers one titled Che Guevara and another called The 14th Dalai Lama.
The publisher provided me with a copy of this book for review.