Move over Captain America and watch out Wonder Woman, here comes Ngozi: a teenage superheroine inspired by Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls who fights evil in Lagos, marking a new chapter in diversity for Marvel Comics.
Ngozi is the star of new title “Blessing in Disguise”, the first Marvel story to be set in a real-life African country – Nigeria’s commercial capital – and feature a Nigerian superhero.
The character stems from the high-profile abduction of about 220 schoolgirls in Chibok in northeast Nigeria in 2014 by the militant group Boko Haram, and the comic’s author hopes the teenage superhero will resonate with girls across the country.
“It was an important decision for me to base Ngozi on the one of the Chibok girls,” Nnedi Okorafor, an award-winning Nigeria-American writer, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
A preview page of my 8 -page short, “Blessing in Disguise”. pic.twitter.com/CN49zqRKyq
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) September 6, 2017
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