Celebrate #28DaysOfBlackGirlsInComics with author and comic book writer Nnedi Okorafor.
It’s day twenty of #28DaysOfBlackGirlsInComics and it’s exciting to see people thrilled to see this type of content. Let’s get right into it!
Support Black girls in comics: Nnedi Okorafor
Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor writes from an Afrofuturistic and Afrojujuism perspective. Her works are for children and adults. She has earned recognition for her books including several awards and nominations, and her book Who Fears Death is in development at HBO for a tv series.
Okorafor has an impressive resume when it comes to comics. For starters, you might be familiar with a little character called: SHURI. Yes, that Shuri. Princess of Wakanda Shuri. For her work on the Shuri comic, Okorafor won a Nommo Award for Best Graphic Novel. In addition, she wrote Black Panther: Long Live the King which was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella. Finally, she is the writer of Wakanda Forever, also published by Marvel Comics. But that’s not all her work in comics. Okorafor wrote the Eisner Award-winning LaGuardia of Dark Horse Comics for Best Reprint for adults. Finally, she wrote Antar: The Black Knight for IDW.
One of Okorafor’s latest books is Remote Control, read about it here. Check out her work overall and immerse yourself in her comics.