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Mirror: Minisaga for Badin and the Secret of the Saami By Eric Basir
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In this final Mini-Saga leading up to events in the graphic novel Badin and the Secret of the Saami, the main character, Badin, makes his appearance. It includes an extensive glossary of terms with... More > fictional and real historical information relating to Mirror and the uniqueness of Sweden as a home for adoptees from Africa and Asia.< Less
Badin's Diary: An English Translation By Eric Basir
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Badin’s Diary: An English Translation is the first effort to bring an important primary source document of Adolf Ludvig Gustav Fredrik Albert Badin, née Couchi, to the English-speaking... More > world. This is the only known written document from this oft-misunderstood and disrespected noble of the Swedish Royal Court. Mr. Basir’s insistence on accuracy is evident in the immaculate work of Swedish translator Sandra Gustafsson and French translator Milca Morat. Translators Kay Hutchings-Olsson and Poppy MacKenzie edited the respective sections. Although many of Badin’s entries are faded, blurred and cryptic, the reader will have both the high resolution scans of the diary and the translation to determine for themselves the intellectual and spiritual depth of the Swedish noble known as Badin. Moreover, thanks to a diverse array of individuals’ donations to the production of this translation, Mr. Basir has made this book available at cost. No profits are taken by him or anyone other than the printer.< Less
Knös The Giant By Eric Basir
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In this new adaptation of a legendary Swedish folktale, Knös shows the value of accepting people as they are, amidst the trouble sometimes caused (he shows that mistakes do not make us small).... More > This lovable dark-skinned hero may stumble and fumble, but he is who the king turns to when things start to crumble. As we tag-along on his search for a home, we learn how tolerance and empathy can help those in need.< Less
Knös, Jätten By Eric Basir
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Detta är en omarbetad klassisk folksaga, där vi ser Knös fumla sig fram, men bli den kungen kommer till vid behov av en hand. Vi följer hans jakt på ett hem, och lär... More > oss att empati och tolerans hjälper oss att hjälpa varann. Knös lär oss att perfektion inte finns nånstans, misstag kan pågå utan att de gör oss små och att man tar hand om varann genom total acceptans.< Less
Badin and the Secret of the Saami: The Mini Sagas Compilation By Eric Basir
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Badin and the Secret of the Saami: The Mini-Sagas is the prequel for the historical fiction graphic novel Badin and the Secret of the Saami. Each Mini-Saga features important characters in the... More > graphic novel, along with glossaries and history explaining real and fictional details. The contents of the Mini-Sagas are exclusive and not included in the graphic novel. Vaarvaa reveals how the ancient ancestors of the Saami people overcame their arch-enemies and how it related to the end of the last ice age almost 10,000 years ago. Traveler is an account of 10th century Arab explorer Ahmed son of Fadlan and his discovery of the Saami people and a new, more dangerous enemy than they had in the time of Vaarvaa. Kraken takes place on September 1, 1761. It introduces the story's antagonist and the controversy involved in justifications for war and genocide. In the Mirror Mini-Saga the main character of the graphic novel, Badin, makes his appearance. PDF eBook< Less
Badin and the Secret of the Saami: The Mini Sagas Compilation By Eric Basir
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Badin and the Secret of the Saami: The Mini-Sagas is the prequel for the historical fiction graphic novel Badin and the Secret of the Saami. Each Mini-Saga features important characters in the... More > graphic novel, along with glossaries and history explaining real and fictional details. The contents of the Mini-Sagas are exclusive and not included in the graphic novel. Vaarvaa reveals how the ancient ancestors of the Saami people overcame their arch-enemies and how it related to the end of the last ice age almost 10,000 years ago. Traveler is an account of 10th century Arab explorer Ahmed son of Fadlan and his discovery of the Saami people and a new, more dangerous enemy than they had in the time of Vaarvaa. Kraken takes place on September 1, 1761. It introduces the story's antagonist and the controversy involved in justifications for war and genocide. In the Mirror Mini-Saga the main character of the graphic novel, Badin, makes his appearance. Paperback edition< Less
Vaarvaa: Minisaga for Badin and the Secret of the Saami By Eric Basir
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Vaarvaa is an historical fiction mini-saga (a story less than 50 words) about a Saami Shaman in ancient Scandinavia. It is also the first of a series of vignettes highlighting important concepts... More > which are at the heart of the story to be revealed in the graphic novel "Badin and the Secret of the Saami." The minisagas are text-intensive and geared toward generating intellectual interest. An introduction by the author also explains the motivation behind the graphic novel and the mini-sagas. The forthcoming "Badin and the Secret of the Saami" is an historical fiction graphic novel starring Adolf Gustaf Badin and the leader of a unique band of Saami people. Badin and his companions find themselves on a fantastic journey in Sweden to preserve the survival of humanity. The historical Badin is known in 18th century Swedish history to have been the only man of African descent to be a member of the Swedish Royal Court. Saami people are the original inhabitants of Scandinavia and parts of Russia.< Less
The Swedish Girl of Motala By Eric Basir
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The Swedish Girl of Motala, written and illustrated by Eric Basir—an American Muslim of mixed African and Swedish descent—shines the light on a serious social issue already changing the... More > once all-welcoming Sweden. The present atmosphere of Swedish society can be as cold as the climate. Yet this story—about a daughter of African immigrants becoming a leader in her community—can bring hope to all in Sweden.< Less
Motalas Svenska Flicka By Eric Basir
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Motalas Svenska Flicka, skriven och illustrerad av Eric Basir – en amerikansk muslim av blandad afrikansk & svensk härkomst – skiner ljus på en allvarlig social fråga... More > som redan förändrar det en gång så välkomnande Sverige. Sveriges samhälleliga atmosfär är kall som klimatet, men denna berättelse – om en dotter till afrikanska invandrarföräldrar som blir en ledare av sitt samhälle – kan skänka hopp till de som anländer.< Less
Badin and the Secret of the Saami By Eric Basir
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In this fast-paced 18th century historical fiction graphic novel, the Swedish Queen’s adopted African son, Badin, leads his siblings on an adventure to save the future of humanity. Readers... More > will get a closer look at this unique African orphan of Swedish nationality, his mother the Queen, Saami elder Gaaktu, and be inspired by all that he learns along the way. The story also features characters from Swedish history such as King Gustav III, Princess Sofia Albertina, and an obscure, but special peasant child known as Anna Olsdotter. Author and Illustrator Eric Basir wrote Badin and the Secret of the Saami after a trip to Sweden as a guest on Swedish television show "Allt För Sverige."< Less