Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

In the wake of her HBO deal and a comic short with Marvel’s Vernomverse imprint, Okorafor lands yet another high-profile deal with Marvel.

The highly anticipated Black Panther movies comes out next year on February 9. To keep fans excited about the release, Marvel has asked the Hugo and Nebula award wining novelist Okorafor to contribute to the series. How exciting!

Black Panther is a comic book story line that first appeared in 1966. It tells the story of T’Challa, the head of the fictitious African country Wakanda, and his exploits as a superhero named Black Panther.

Okorafor has been commissioned to expand the story line by writing three issues in Marvel’s digital-first series. Her twitter message suggests that there could be more issues.

Her stories will be published under the title Black Panther: Long Live the King.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the three-issue release will debut under Marvel’s ComiXology imprint. It will be released bi-weekly starting from December 13.

By contributing to the series, Okorafor is in very fine company. Ta-nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay have been contributors in the past. We are curious about how Okorafor, as an African writer, might imagine Wakanda and approach the characters differently. Fingers crossed.

Okorafor said on Facebook that she has written the first issue and has the summaries for the other two detailed. Ever the hardworking writer!

Congrats to Okorafor!

 

Tags: , , , , ,

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Nnedi Okorafor Lands Yet Another High-profile Deal with Marvel Comics – Afrikáná - 2017/10/12

    […] by Brittle Paper […]

  2. Goodreads Awards 2017: Adichie, Nnedi Okorafor, Ayobami Adebayo, Lesley Arimah Nominated – Afrikáná - 2017/11/03

    […] of fantasy and science fiction authors, and was among TED Global’s 2017 Speakers. She snagged a deal to write three issues for Marvel’s Black Panther series, to be published as Black Panther: Long Live the King. Most recently, she contributed to The […]

Leave a Reply

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

New Collection of Plays Shines Light on African Women Playwright

Contemporary Plays by African Women

There are many literary projects making a difference in the way we read and talk about African literature. One of […]

Chibundu Onuzo is Coming to America! | See All the Dates

chibundu onuzo

US-based fans of Chibundu Onuzo are in luck. Her critically acclaimed second novel Welcome to Lagos will officially be released in […]

“I Pushed His Hand Away…Gently”: Chimamanda Adichie on Being Sexually Harassed at 17

adichie dior 2

At the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality, held 15-17 April, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about “a powerful man in the […]

Poet Nacima Qorane Sentenced to Jail in Somaliland for Advocating for a Reunified Somalia

nacima qorane

A court in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland has sentenced poet Nacima Qorane to three years in jail for her […]

Brittle Paper Deputy Editor Otosirieze Obi-Young Signs with Booker Prize-Famed Literary Agency

otosirieze obi-young

Brittle Paper’s Deputy Editor Otosirieze Obi-young has joined the client list of David Godwin Associates (DGA), the same agency representing […]

Agwaetiti Obiụtọ | Watch the Trailer of Onyeka Nwelue’s Riveting New Film

onyeka nwelue - bella naija

Nigerian writer Onyeka Nwelue has a new film out. Agwaetiti Obiụtọ, an Igbo language feature, is a satire focused on the lives […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.