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Nnedi Okorafor Is Dropping a 5-Issue Comic Inspired By Legendary Black Knight Antar

Nnedi Okorafor's new comic series "Antar: The Black Knight" drops April 25.

Nnedi Okorafor is seriously unstoppable.


After making her comic book writing debut with the digital-first Black Panther comic series last year, the sci-fi author is once again blessing comic book fans. This time with a new, 5-issue series entitled Antar: The Black Knight.

She announced the news on Twitter yesterday and shared the cover for the first issue, illustrated by Eric Battle.

Antar; The Black Knight is inspired by the legendary Arab poet and warrior whose writings, which pre-date Islam, have survived.

Here's a synopsis via Comics Beat:

Honor through perseverance. Legacy through diversity. IDW is proud to present the epic story of one of history's greatest warriors and finest poets: Antar the Black Knight. A despised camel driver born of an African slave mother and an Arab Noble father, Antar proves that heroes are made by embracing who we are and dreaming about what we can become.

Antar: The Black Knight Is due out on April 25.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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