Red Rosa by Kate Evans (Verso, 2015)
A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost figures of the twentieth century left. In this new graphic biography of, Kate Evans takes us through Rosa’s story from her childhood in Poland right through to the turbulent events of the First World War and her untimely death in 1919. Rosa overcame physical infirmity and the prejudice she faced as a Jew to become an active revolutionary whose philosophy enriched every corner of an incredibly productive and creative life – her many friendships, her sexual intimacies, and her love of science, nature and art.
Join Kate Evans and Rory Castle to discuss Rosa’s extraordinary life and work, her enduring influence and the power of comics to convey political and social issues.
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Kate Evans is a cartoonist, artist, and activist. She is the author of numerous books and zines including Bump: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby and Funny Weather: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know about Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out.
Rory Castle is a historian specialising in modern Polish, German, Jewish and Russian history and identity. He recently completed a phd on the life of Rosa Luxemburg at Swansea University, and his research was recently cited in the Jacqueline Rose’s acclaimed ‘Women In Dark Times’