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Comics With Black Characters

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I recently rediscovered the joy of comic books. They are a fascinating medium of storytelling, combining both visual art and dialogue. As such they make a great entry point for people who want to get into reading but struggle to visualize the words as an immersive world which the author has created. Traditionally, comic books are meant to be something you grow out of at a certain age, but now there are many comic book stories which are targeted at adults. The most well known type in this category are known as graphic novels. 
But if you don't have access to these, there are countless web comics accessible online, many are free, others not. I've decided to write about a few of the ones I discovered here, and specifically works which have a strong presence by a black character. I selected this category because when I was growing up, I rarely found characters in either books or movies who represented my race and/or gender. Times are changing! 

I admit that I underestimated the sign…

"Ta O'Reva": An African Sci-fi Thiller Story by Muthi Nhlema

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, this awesome trailer for a free (for now) short story must be worth many times it's weight in font:




Support Malawi's Muthi Nhlema by downloading his exciting science fiction e-book, TA O'REVA, about the return of Nelson Mandela to a future South Africa destroyed by xenophobia. You don't have to go through Whatsapp, just go straight to this link https://freeditorial.com/en/books/ta-o-reva and click where you see PDF to start the download. He has 4 days left from the time of this post to win the competition. The more downloads the better, so spread the word!