Alabama 1963 by Ludovic Manchette and Christian Niemiec

1963, a landmark year in history.

These are the first manifestations

anti-segregation, the speech of Martin Luther King, the assassination of JF K and the entry into office of President Johnson.

A new turning point in history, a new lease of life and yet morals remain on their convictions.

Alabama 1963 by Ludovic Manchette and Christian Niemiec reminds us forcefully of a time when skin color designated our legitimacy.

57 years later, the problem is unfortunately still current.

From the first pages, we are immersed in this world where whites and blacks do not mix.

Two worlds where it is unthinkable to meet whatever side you are on.

Side A: Bud Larkin, a white, racist and alcoholic private detective, lives alone in a room that has never been tidied up or cleaned.

Side B: Adela Cobb is a black housekeeper for the white people in the neighborhood.

Against all expectations, the two sides come together, even instilling harmony.

Together, this improbable duo mixes their forces, their courage to elucidate a case neglected by the local police: the assassinations and the rapes of little black girls.

Written by four hands, Alabama 1963 is a great achievement.

A fluid, addictive and cinematic writing that reminds us of certain scenes from the film, The Color Purple.

Endearing characters and funny dialogues despite the subject.

This is undoubtedly the strength of Alabama 1963, an alchemy which reveals the mixture of genres, colors and which accurately reveals to us that we have the power to shape the world, to change it …

A huge crush, shared and read with @_cecilia_nova_, giggles that will remain engraved in my heart.

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