“Panther” & The Invention Of Africa

Jelani Cobb (who I saw on the subway the other day) writes: “There is a fundamental dissonance in the term ‘African-American,’ two feuding ancestries conjoined by a hyphen. That dissonance—a hyphen standing in for the brutal history that intervened between Africa and America—is the subject of Black Panther, Ryan Coogler’s brilliant first installment of the story of Marvel Comics’ landmark black character.”

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