‘Black Women/Superheroes’ Special Issue: Transition Magazine According to Kimberlé Crenshaw intersectionality theory draws attention to Black women’s experiences of intertwined structures of power and oppression, including racism, misogyny, classism, heterosexism, discrimination based on immigration status, ableism, transmisogyny. That said, Black… Read More ›
Defragmenting the African Creative Industry. African Superheroes Series.
AiW Guest Abena Addai Boakye The fourth post in the African Superheroes series is written by Abena Addai Boakye, Communications Manager and project lead for Afrocomix at Leti Arts. She handles the daily communicative aspects of Leti and runs point on… Read More ›
Q&A: Akdogan Ali – Founder of game development studio Black Ring and developer of Throne of Gods, a Nigerian fighting game based on African mythology. In the African Superheroes series.
AiW Guest Tessa Pijnaker This third post in Africa in Words’ series about African superheroes is based on an interview with Akdogan Ali in April 2018. Ali (29) and his partner Umusu Samson Iruo (31) are the founders of the… Read More ›
African superheroes in the 1970s and 1980s: a historical perspective
AiW Guest Tessa Pijnaker This is the second of a series of posts on African superheroes, guest edited by Tessa Pijnaker, PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. In this post, Tessa builds from her… Read More ›
African Superheroes Blog Series: Introduction – What is an African superhero?
By AiW Guest Tessa Pijnaker This is the first of a series of posts on African superheroes, guest edited by Tessa Pijnaker, PhD student in African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. In this first post she introduces… Read More ›