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Asante, Godfried A. und Gloria Nziba Pindi: "(Re)imagining African futures. Wakanda and the politics of transnational Blackness." In: Review of Communication 20.3 (2020), S. 220–228. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/15358593.2020.1778072
BibTeX citation key: Asante2020
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Keywords: "Black Panther", Adaptation, Africa, Colonialism, Ethnicity, Film adaptation, Interculturalism, Superhero, USA
Creators: Asante, Pindi
Collection: Review of Communication
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Abstract
Black Panther (2018) is now one of the most popular Hollywood movies across the globe featuring a predominantly Black cast. Its success lies not only in economic value, but also in its ability to present universal concerns of power, pride, and humanity from global Black perspectives. In this essay, we analyze Black Panther through the lens of postcolonial cultural critique guided by Afrofuturism to examine how the movie misrepresents itself as a vehicle for unifying complex histories of continental Africans and African diasporic perspectives on Blackness, home, and belonging. We argue that Black Panther's Afrofuturist unifying and codifying theme of Blackness, as transnationally shared intimate relations, while transformative, yields too much to Western neocolonial and cinematic fantasies about "Africa." We conclude by stating that while Black Panther is a welcome shift from the dominant white Western gaze; it also deserves a critical reading as an ongoing and imperfect project of emancipation from the dominant gaze.
  
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