Antoine Bandele, Stephanie Chrismon, and Rashid Mohiddin, three prominent Black writers, whose successes span across fiction and nonfiction, will share their thoughts on the fictional country of Wakanda.

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The World-building of Wakanda

The discussion explored how the elements of science fiction and fantasy intersect with African representation.


“An exploration and methodology of liberation”: Afrofuturism anticipates a daring future.

As part of its Black Futures series, Hart House hosted an event on February 11 — “The Worldbuilding of Wakanda” — centred around the movie Black Panther. Speakers focused on the film’s unique relationship to ‘Afrofuturism,’ a term coined in the 1990s that refers to a cultural movement that imagines — and reimagines — the relationship between African culture and future technology. Read the article

By Joel Ndogmi, Varsity Magazine.


As part of the Hart House Black Futures series and in honour of the third anniversary of the Marvel film Black Panther’s release, Hart House Literary & Library Committee presents this special panel event!

The discussion will explore how the elements of science fiction and fantasy intersect with African representation and the ways in which the film presents its progressive themes through the unique setting. Above all, we seek to understand the genre of Afrofuturism through the lens of Wakanda’s worldbuilding. 

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  • Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2021
  • Time & Duration: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General


  • Venue: Online via Zoom
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