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Afrofuturism Author Nnedi Okorafor Writes New Black Panther Comic “Shuri”

November 4, 2018

Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American writer of black science-fiction and fantasy for both children and adults. She now announced her cooperation with Marvel and the Black Panther on the new comic series “Shuri”.

Okorafor’s short stories and novels have been published in various anthologies and famous magazines, and even got a foreword by Whoopi Goldberg. Okorafor received a Hurston-Wright literary award for her story “Amphibious Green”, won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for “Zahrah”, and was a winner of the Carl Brandon Parallax Award for the “The Shadow Speaker”.

Okorafor’s kept winning awards for her adult novels; she won the World Fantasy Award for the most claimed afrofuturistic book “Who Fears Death”, and she won the Nebula Award and Hugo Award for the trilogy “Binti”.

Okorafor has two new promising projects coming out this year; she is launching two major afrofuturistic comic series. Shuri, the Black Panter’s genius sister started her own adventures, and it’s written by Okorafor and drawn by Leonard Romero. She also announced her latest original comic project “La Guardia”, a four-issue miniseries written by herself and illustrated by Tana Ford.