Africa’s real Wakanda and the struggle to stay uncolonized

This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from “Black Panther,” in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Marvel Comics movie “Black Panther” has wowed audiences across the United States and around the world, including Africans who have cheered on the African superheroes and their fictional Kingdom of Wakanda.

There is a little something for everyone in Wakanda for Africans. The show’s designers seem to have attempted to incorporate stylistic elements from all over the continent to create the film’s look, as this one impressive Twitter thread has documented.

Ethiopian audiences, in particular, have warmed to the movie, and more than a few have cited their own country as the inspiration for…

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