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Black Girl Magic Meets Marvel: Nnedi Okorafor Unveils New Shuri Comic

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Black Girl Magic Meets Marvel: Nnedi Okorafor Unveils New Shuri Comic

by Maiysha Kai via


We don’t need another hero, but here’s one we’ve been waiting for anyway: Wakandan princess and genius little sister Shuri has finally broken out of her supporting role in the Black Panther franchise into her own series, courtesy of acclaimed fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor.


Okorafor, whose novel, Who Fears Death, is being developed by HBO (Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is onboard as executive producer; former Source magazine editor-in-chief Selwyn Seyfu Hinds is the screenwriter), can …


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