Tochi Onyebuchi’s “War Girls” is Taking a Cue from Black Panther’s Futurism

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Nigerian-American author Tochi Onyebuchi is set to release a riveting, action-packed novel inspired by Black Panther dubbed War Girls.

Tochi Onyebuchi War Girls

Marvel’s award-winning Black Panther was a cultural phenomenon and catalyst that fosters representation, also creating avenue for futuristic and fantasy stories for the Black race.
In that regard, War Girls is portrayed in a futuristic Wakanda-esque version of Nigeria.

Read the official synopsis.

“Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky. 

In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life. 

Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.

And they’re willing to fight an entire war to get there.”

Onyebuchi received acclaim for “Beasts Made of Night”, his 2017 debut and it’s 2018 follow up, “Crown of Thunder” and we’re quite optimistic about the reception of “War Girls”.

War Girls will be due for release on 15th October 2019.

You can get excerpt from the first chapter here and preorder here.


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