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See Black Panther Inspired Sci-Fi Novel By Tochi Onyebuchi

It is no doubt that Marvel’s Oscar winning award Science Fiction movie ‘Black Panther’ has turned to a (black) cultural phenomenon and a joint win for representation for everything within and outside pop culture.

Image result for dora milaje
Dora Milaje

More importantly, the Black Panther mover has in no excuse made room in the mainstream sci-fi and fantasy genre for more stories by and for black people.

Acclaimed Nigerian-American author, Tochi Onyebuchi, has written an immersive, action-packed, deeply personal novel inspired by Black Panther’s Dora Milaje, called War Girls.

Tochi Onyebuchi
Tochi Onyebuchi

The story is set in a futuristic, Wakanda-esque version of Nigeria, and here is the official synopsis:

War Girls
War Girls: Out By October 15th 2019


“Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.
The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky. 
In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life. 
Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.
And they’re willing to fight an entire war to get there.”

War Girls is set for an opening on October 15, 2019, but you can read an excerpt from the first chapter here; and then pre-order the novel here.

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