Not all slave rebellions made it into the history books. This is one of the main messages communicated by artist Marcelo d’Salete in his historical graphic novel, Cumbe.
"The scars caused by slavery are still poorly understood and discussed," the artist explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "Brazil is an extremely unequal, racist country, and this is closely related to its past. We can't continue to consider slavery as something soft in our history."