A butterfly in history and the story of the comic book “Captain”


People will die. First, the Mozambican butterfly lands on the radio on the desk. It is December 1964, Mozambique does not yet exist as an independent country. And unstable radio broadcasting includes words like these: “Nature is allied with our patriotic forces, which arise, attack and disappear. They come from nature and disappear into it.”

In Lourenço Marques, a young man walks to work while someone in the back paints a mural that reads: “Here is Portugal”. Shortly thereafter, it will go back to the last years of the 19th century. And it will include war and love, naked women and men, sorcery, religion and fate. But no, it’s not a book about history. There is a lot of fiction around here, based on lesser known historical facts.

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