Wakanda: A Nation Without Chains

t’s funny to call a blockbuster movie “authentic.” Especially when that movie was conceived specifically for enormous financial gain, features an elite cast, many of whom were classically trained at places like Oxford and Yale, and depicts a fictional nation that somehow escaped the horrors of slavery and colonization. And yet, as a Kenyan and the daughter of an African feminist anthropologist, I found Black Panther remarkably authentic. Throughout, it remains true to itself as a fictional...

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