This graphic novel is an excellent addition to the Black Panther story. It provides context for many of the moving parts in the Black Panther plot. And Roxane Gay is a talented writer in any medium! Recommended By Junix S, Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The world building of Wakanda continues in a love story where tenderness is matched only by brutality! You know them now as the Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs. Their first assignment will be to protect Queen Shuri... but what happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Meanwhile, former king T'Challa lies with bedfellows so dark, disgrace is inevitable. Plus, explore the true origins of the People's mysterious leader, Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers — but he only knows part of the story!
Collecting: Black Panther: World of Wakanda 1-6
About the Author
Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist
, which was a New York Times
bestseller; the novel An Untamed State
, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women
. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times
, she has also written for Time
, the Virginia Quarterly Review
, the Los Angeles Times
, The Nation
, The Rumpus
, and Salon
. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012
, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014
, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda
for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American writer, journalist, and educator. Coates is a National Correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly as regards African-Americans. Coates has worked for The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, and Time. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, O, and other publications. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His second book, Between the World and Me, was released in July 2015. It was nominated for a 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He was the recipient of a "Genius Grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2015.