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Young Adult Books with Black Protagonists

Akata Witch/What Sunny Saw in the Flames Series by Nnedi Okorafor

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

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fake movies based on literature:

↳ Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 

Following the story of an Igbo man named Okonkwo (David Oyelowo) in the fictional Nigerian village of Umuofia, Okonkwo leads life as a great fighter(nicknamed “The Cat” for he never lands on his back), and a respectable leader. The life and society of Umuofia is represented through him, his wife Ekwefi (Wunmi Mosaku) who ran away to be with him for love, and their son Nywoe (John Boyega). As Okonkwo and Nywoe’s relationship is strain due to Nywoe not following Umuofian traditionan. This causes him to favor his daughter Ezinma (Ebonee Noel), whom follows in Okonkwo’s footsteps by respecting and following society’s expectations for a Umuofian woman. Through the struggles of the family and village, happens during 19th century pre-colonial Nigeria to life under colonial Nigeria. Okonkwo learns how to uphold hid traditions, and family even while being threatened by the white men who take their village. 

nytimes.com
Nnedi Okorafor and the Fantasy Genre She Is Helping Redefine
Science fiction and fantasy, long dominated by Western mythology, are growing more diverse, with novels that draw on African mythology and legends.
By Alexandra Alter

“Magic, ritual and secrecy are threads that run through Ms. Okorafor’s wildly imaginative young adult fantasy series, which features a head-spinning menagerie of otherworldly spirits and deities drawn from Nigerian myths and legends.”

ugh… C’mon Blizzard, release Doomfist’s skins and quotelines alreadyyyyy. 

Also I might be doing an informative post about Doomfist’s cultural fighting style: Dambe and Gidigbo…

Also I’m totally down if anyone with personal knowledge on the subjects want to talk with me about it, I want to be as accurate as possible 

Sweden’s Required Reading: ‘We Should All Be Feminists’

Every 16-year-old will receive a copy of the feminist text.

You might know the words from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book We Should All Be Feminists from Beyoncé’s sampling of the author’s words in her tune “Flawless.” But teens in Sweden who might have missed out on Adichie’s solo-appearance in the pop hit will soon read and study her words.

Every 16-year-old in Sweden will receive a translated copy of the Nigerian author’s book, the Swedish Women’s Lobby announced on Tuesday.

“This is the book I would have wanted to get for all the guys in my class when I was 16-years-old,” said lobby chair Clara Berglund in the announcement. “That is why it is so important that we contribute to this project. It is a gift to all students… but also a gift to ourselves and to future generations.”

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