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Winning! Nnedi Okorafor will Write New Digital “Black Panther” Comic



Nnedi Okorafor speaking at TEDGlobal 2017 – Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts – August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

Nigerian-American award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer, Nnedi Okorafor just keeps winning and we love it!

Nnedi who has become a sci-fi favourite announced that she will write a three-issue storyline of Black Panther for Marvel.

She shared the poster of the first issue on Twitter and wrote: “I’ll be writing a 3-issue (so far) storyline of Black Panther for . Here’s the cover of Issue 1.”

Nnedi, who just releases Akata Warriora sequel to her earlier book Akata Witch, announced that she’ll be doing a one-shot issue of her Nigerian superheroine Ngozi (from her Venomverse short “Blessing in Disguise”).

“Black Panther: Long Live the King” will be released biweekly as a ComiXology Originals release, starting this December.

Nnedi’s 2010 fantasy novel, ‘Who Fears Death,’ has been optioned by HBO for a TV series to be produced by Game of Thrones creator George Martin.

The associate professor of creative writing at the University of Buffalo is also creating another Marvel comic series called ‘Blessing in Disguise,’ inspired by the kidnapped Chibok girls.

In a white, male-dominated industry, Nnedi is making her mark, and we are loving it!

Congratulations Nnedi! We are rooting for you!

Photo Credit: Bret Hartman / TED


  1. Ijebujesha

    October 6, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Oh my. Please leave Prof out of the Nigerian noise-making/vanity space. She is so not the type for all that. She is an academician, a writer. She prefers attention on her work, not on herself. Please free her and continue to focus on Toke Makinwa, Tianna empire and all that league. Prof is not in the league of people you should be writing about, please. Call me names but it’s the truth. PS: She just got promoted to a Full Prof. Not an Associate Prof anymore.

    • Bolaji

      October 6, 2017 at 5:51 am

      MEH! Potato Potahto! Will be funny to see if this comment shows up or if there is still a ban on the term because of da movie!

    • me

      October 7, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Really???????????? Gosh u so dumb, either that or Jealous

  2. Didi

    October 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Yasss… Hashtag that Igbo girl repping. But wait oh the super heroine Ngozi looks more like a demon villain. LOL Please make her pretty oh biko

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