Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet (Book 2) Themes & Motifs

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Balance Between Tradition and Progress

Throughout the book, the author shows multiple characters struggling to navigate a balance between the benefits of maintaining the status quo and seeking new solutions and tactics to benefit Wakanda. T'Challa is the central example of this in his effort to find his role as King of Wakanda and Black Panther in the modern role. All the Black Panthers who came before him (possibly with the exception of Shuri) dogmatically accepted the premise of the Black Panther needing to serve as an unquestionable authority on what is best for Wakanda. T'Challa was raised in this tradition and sees the unquestionable success Wakanda has had in that system. However, in the current climate he knows this old way of doing things will no longer be tenable. Rather than fully shirk his Black Panther mantle, he feels continuity from tradition is still necessary and...

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