Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet (Book 3) Themes & Motifs

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Feminism

Throughout the entirety of the Black Panther series through Book 3 the author deftly creates a feminist narrative that coincides with the main plot of the story. This is of particular note because the comic book medium has historically been criticized for under-representation of female characters and feminist themes. Creating a feminist thread in this book is also particularly noteworthy because the author subverts expectations by including feminist messages in a title that is named for a male character. The author creates this feminist narrative through The Midnight Angels mission as well as Shuri's journey from The Djalia to leader of Wakanda.

The Midnight Angels story is the primary source of feminist ideals, which starts with the inciting incident to their defection from the Wakandan government. In Book 1, Aneka is imprisoned and sentenced to death for protecting the female villagers who were abused and trafficked by a...

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