THE CONVERSATION: How I marvelled at Black Panther’s reimagining of Africa

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Watching Marvel’s highly anticipated comic-book film adaptation, Black Panther, was no ordinary tried and tested cinematic experience. Much like the unapologetic showmanship, flamboyance and atmospheric idiosyncrasies of Sunday service black congregational worship, the cinema metamorphosised beyond its remnants of unswept popcorn kernels and sticky milkshake residue into an augmented space. It became a “mega-church” sanctuary of spiritual catharsis –with all the impassioned and melodic trimmings of Afro-Pentecostalism.

Period15 Feb 2018

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  • TitleHow I marvelled at Black Panther’s reimagining of Africa
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/02/18
    DescriptionWatching Marvel’s highly anticipated comic-book film adaptation, Black Panther, was no ordinary tried and tested cinematic experience. Much like the unapologetic showmanship, flamboyance and atmospheric idiosyncrasies of Sunday service black congregational worship, the cinema metamorphosised beyond its remnants of unswept popcorn kernels and sticky milkshake residue into an augmented space. It became a “mega-church” sanctuary of spiritual catharsis –with all the impassioned and melodic trimmings of Afro-Pentecostalism.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-i-marvelled-at-black-panthers-reimagining-of-africa-91703
    PersonsEdward Ademolu

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute

Keywords

  • African cinema
  • Black Panther
  • Hollywood
  • Marvel
  • representation of Africa