Bourges: A resident commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution with the release of a comic book

Bourges: A resident commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution with the release of a comic book

Sandra Canivet da Costa wrote the script for a comic strip that traces the entire chronology of the Carnation Revolution. This master page of Portuguese history is told for children through a comic book written by a French-Portuguese businessman from Bourges. She has already had a huge bookselling success in 2020, with The Extraordinary History of Portugal, which printed 20,000 copies at the publishing company she set up for the occasion, kadamosti editions, It is obviously based in Bourges.

Sandra Canivet da Costa, business manager at Bourges and comic book author.
Sandra Canivet da Costa, business manager at Bourges and comic book author.
Sandra Canivet da Costa

His second book on the Carnation Revolution is aimed at young Portuguese expatriates who don't really know this founding episode of Portugal today. He's a grandfatherPapi Fofo, who tells his grandsons about this coup, Ruben and Mathilde, and we find ourselves under the leaden shadow of the dictatorship that has been strangling Portugal since 1926. We follow the journey of this captain responsible for the arrest of the ministers and the President of the Council. Five people were killed When the political police opened fire on the crowd around 8 pm on April 25, 1974.It was the Bade police officers who fired from their windows, Sandra Canivet da Costa explains. The five deaths were initiated by the regime in power at that time. 45 people were also injured. The soldiers who carried out the coup were not harmed. Which makes this clove revolution the most peaceful revolution in the world. This coup was born mainly on the initiative of young soldiers who no longer wanted to put down revolts in Portuguese African possessions. At that time, the duration of national service was five years in Portugal.”

Jay Ruifo, autographs the drawings of this comic book about the Carnation Revolution
Jay Ruifo, autographs the drawings of this comic book about the Carnation Revolution
Sandra Canivet da Costa

Sandra Canivet da Costa hopes you know Same success With this comic strip as his first work on the history of Portugal, which is also distributed in small format and even in German today. “I stored the first printing of 2,000 books in a warm office to protect them from moisture. I thought it would take me ten years to sell it. It was during the pandemic. Libraries are closed. She managed to place special copies in Portuguese grocery stores in the Paris area, and in two and a half months everything was sold out. more than 20,000 copies This “Extraordinary History of Portugal” has been sold in various forms. It must be said that there are more than two million Portuguese in France, and it is estimated that one in six French people has more or less direct links with Portugal.

The exceptional history of Portugal has been a great success.
The exceptional history of Portugal has been a great success. © Radio France
Michael Benoit

Sandra Canivet da Costa has created Cadamost editions in Bourges and plans to publish A complete series of comic stories about the history of Portugal. In November, a volume on Napoleon's failure in his attempt to invade Portugal will be published. “The Carnation Revolution” was printed in 8,000 copies, published by Kadamost, with illustrations by Guy Ruiveau.

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