An Buille Scoir; 40 pp; paperback; 978-1-909907-77-5
A graphic novel in the series ‘Corto Maltese’ by Hugo Pratt.
Corto and the Mad Mullah
1918, The ‘Horn of Africa’ is under British rule. When Captain Bradt, from the King’s African Rifles, shares a terrible secret with Corto, the fort he is garrisoning comes under attack. They are surrounded by the forces of the ‘Mad Mullah’, the Somalian leader Mahmad Abdullah Hassan. Corto must choose between escape and helping the Captain. But the Captain is placed under sentance of death by Corto’s friend, the Danakil warior Cuis!
Under Sentance of Death!
“Corto Maltese (whose name derives from the Andalusian Argot and means “quick hands”) is a laconic sea captain adventuring during the early 20th century. A “rogue with a heart of gold”, he is tolerant and sympathetic to the underdog. Born in Valletta, he is the son of a British sailor from Cornwall and an Andalusian–Romani witch and prostitute known as “La Niña de Gibraltar”.
Corto Supports of the Oppressed
“As a boy growing up in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba, Corto discovered that he had no fate line on his palm and therefore carved his own with his father’s razor. determining that his fate was his to choose. Although maintaining a neutral position, Corto instinctively supports the disadvantaged and oppressed.” — Wikipedia
An Buille Scoir is a short adventure in the graphic novel series ‘Corto’. Translated by Darach Ó Scolaí into simple colloquial Irish, An Buille Scoir will be enjoyed by both young adult and adult readers.