Knock Out!: The True Story of Emile Griffith (Paperback)

Knock Out!: The True Story of Emile Griffith By Reinhard Kleist, Michael Waaler (Translated by), Jonathan Gray, Ph.D (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Reinhard Kleist, Michael Waaler (Translated by), Jonathan Gray, Ph.D (Foreword by)
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An intoxicating illustrated portrait of boxer Emile Griffith, an Afro-Caribbean-American bisexual athlete and one of the world’s greatest fighters
 
The American boxing champion Emile Griffith gained notoriety in 1962 when he brutally defeated the Cuban fighter Benny Paret. Ten days after the fight, Paret, who had directed a homophobic slur at Griffith during the weigh-in, died from his injuries.
 
In Knock Out!, award-winning graphic novelist Reinhard Kleist draws a powerful, emotive portrait of a bisexual Afro-Caribbean-American athlete who, facing racism and homophobia in 1960s America, found success in the world of boxing. It’s the story of a fierce and ambitious fighter, and of a knockout blow that ended one life and changed a second forever.

 

About the Author


Reinhard Kleist has written a number of critically acclaimed graphic novels, among them the award-winning biographies Havana: A Cuban Journey (2008), Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness (2009), and Castro (2010). Kleist lives in Berlin, Germany.


 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781910593868
ISBN-10: 1910593869
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
Pages: 168
Language: English