Central Africa: Hollywood’s insulting fantasy vs. a tragic reality

T’Challa, otherwise known as the Black Panther, rules as king over the fictional kingdom of Wakanda somewhere in Central Africa. Patrice Lumumba was a Pan-Africanist democrat whose vision was of a united and democratic Congo.

Black Panther, the eighteenth film in the Marvel cinematic universe, took the movie industry by storm in 2018. The film was not only praised for being a high quality addition to the universe, but also for taking black politics and a cast of black characters as its subject matter.

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Steven Gambardella

Steven Gambardella

I am a history PhD sharing the lessons of philosophy and history with practical benefits for your life and work. Get in touch: stevengambardella@gmail.com