Join us for Independent Bookstore Day as we discuss Afrofuturism and the emergence of black super-sheros with the Monger Sisters, authors of a new sci-fi book series called “Nia’s Sick Sense.” Their story is about a young super-shero named Nia Kpelle from New York who has the gift to sense when other girls are being abused. Inheriting her gift from her ancestor Kanti of the Mano tribe of Liberia, Nia discovers truth about her family’s past while solving a present-day mystery as there’s an unknown rapist terrorizing young women on the streets of Stuyvesant Heights.
As we dive into the work of these sisters, we’ll also explore the depths of Afrofuturism and its significance in the pop culture with the current trends of identity (self-discovery through ancestry) and innovation.
With the debut of Marvel’s Black Panther in theaters earlier this year, Afrofuturism has become a hot topic. More African-inspired or black comics are coming into the limelight and introducing their protagonists. Many of the female characters in Black Panther also excited spectators leaving us to answer the question, “Where are our black super-sheros?”
For more information on “Nia’s Sick Sense,” visit www.kpelletales.com.
Afrofuturism & The Emergence of Black Super-sheros
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
New York NY 10032