author/illustrator: Emmanuelle Grundmann/Maguelone du Fou
21 x 27,5 cm
Joséphine Baker and I
Let’s discover history through the eyes of an animal! A docu-fiction about Josephine Baker and her complicity with her cheetah, told by Chiquita herself.
"I am a cat,
a big cat.
They call me Chiquita.
Maybe because I am a cheetah.
No one has ever explained to me why."
In Paris in the 1930s, Josephine Baker, a black dancer born in the United States, had a huge success with the Revue nègre spectacle. At that time, she was given Chiquita, a cheetah that would scandalise, terrorise and fascinate those around her, while a fierce complicity developed between the woman and the feline.
A poetic and colourful documentary, which highlights the complicity between an extraordinary woman and her animal. A new approach to the fascinating character of Josephine Baker, whose fight for the brotherhood of peoples was nourished by her love for all living beings.
Also available in this series:
>Charles Darwin and I (ill. by Giulia Vetri)
>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and I (ill. by Olivia Sautreuil)