Books For Fans of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

In 2018, Ryan Coogler's blockbuster film Black Panther mesmerized audiences with its stunning visuals, action-packed scenes and positive representation of diverse characters.

Four years later, its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has proven equally successful thanks to a compelling storyline, themes of loss, unity and resilience, as well as a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. In honor of the film's release, here are a few similar book titles for your pleasure.

A cultural anthology that celebrates the cultural impact of Black Panther as a comic book and film, Dreams of Wakanda highlights the film's themes surrounding Afrofuturism and its impact on the African diaspora.  

In this 2013 anthology, Ytasha Womack's Afrofuturism seeks to introduce readers to the concept of Afrofuturism as well as its cultural impact on musicians, activists and science fiction authors. 

A science fiction masterpiece, Octavia Butler's Kindred depicts the story of an African American writer who travels between the present and pre-Civil War Maryland. Not only does the novel explore issues of power, gender and race, but also crosses genre boundaries as well. 

A beautifully written and powerful novella, Rivers Solomon's The Deep is a multilayered, richly blended exploration that blends the future with the historical scars of the past. With themes of historical fiction and Afrofuturism, this book is an undeniable page-turner. 

Are you a fan of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? What books have you read that are similar to the book? Let us know in the comments below.