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

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By Reinhard Kleist, Michael Waaler (Translated by), Jonathan Gray, Ph.D (Foreword by)
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An intoxicating 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!, 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 lives and works as a freelance comics artist and illustrator in Berlin. His graphic novel Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness was nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards. With The Boxer, Kleist became the first cartoonist to receive the German Youth Literature Prize.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781910593868
ISBN-10: 1910593869
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
Pages: 168
Language: English