A little girl gazelle leaps from page to page, asking hard questions about what is fair and right. She's sleek and fleet, and the poetic language lifts her up, up, higher and faster as she whirls through the bold eloquence of the book's illustrations, making colourful tracks, leaving her mark, finding her way, skimming and dancing through an unjust world. Part fable, part metaphor, Little Girl Gazelle is an extraordinarily beautiful picture book focused on discrimination and equality, presenting parents' subtle efforts to preparetheir black gazelle child for "a world of lions. "
Stéphane Martelly is a writer, visual artist, and academic. Her numerous books includes essays--notably Les jeux du dissemblable. Folie, marge et féminin en littérature haïtienne contemporaine (Éditions Nota bene, 2016), poetry, and literature for children. Her picture book La maman qui s'absentait (Vents d'ailleurs, 2011) also illustrated by Albin Christen, won the prestigious Michel Tournier prize. She holds a PhD from the Université de Montréal, and has been on faculty at the Université de Sherbrooke and at Concordia University. Originally from Port-au-Prince, she has lived in Montreal since 2002.
Albin Christen is a Swiss artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His exhibitions, prints, and publications reflect a hybrid of striking forms and intricate dreamscapes, often inspired by cultures from all over the world. He previously collaborated with Stéphane Martelly on the award-winning picture book La maman qui s'absentait.
Quick-- her mother sighed before the wind turns back you are my child child among the grasses you are my gazelle in a world of lions