New Disney Princess and kick-ass tech pundit, Princess Shuri is getting her own comic book. Obviously, this is great and we’re stoked but what is driving us wild the most is the fact that Nigerian-American writer, Nnedi Okorafor is writing the comic.
The award-winning novelist is the hand behind Black Panther: Long Live the King comic. She specialises in African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism.
The novelist told Bustle, she is thrilled to be working on this project.
Okorafor said Shuri is an African young woman of genius level intelligence.
‘[She] is obsessed with technology and has travelled spiritually so far into the past that she’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda. The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more.’
‘She’s a character in the Marvel Universe who really sings to me.’
Announcement: I’m writing Shuri.
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) July 17, 2018
We feel Okorafor’s sentiments on a spiritual level. This is exactly what we need after the tragic experiences from Avengers: Infinity War.
Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri on the Marvel’s blockbuster said she is looking forward to it.
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