Nnedi Okorafor, a prominent Nigerian-American writer, says the #EndSARS protests will be represented in the forthcoming Marvel anthology christened ‘Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1’.
In a post on her Twitter page, Okorafor said the forthcoming project will capture the events that occurred on the night of October 20 when soldiers opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters.
“The #EndSars movement will be represented in the forthcoming Marvel anthology Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1. The 4-page short is set right at the Lekki Toll Gate on that faithful night,” she wrote on Saturday.
The #EndSars movement will be represented in the forthcoming Marvel anthology Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1. The 4-page short is set right at the Lekki Toll Gate on that faithful night. https://t.co/tO8MTaksy5 pic.twitter.com/izL7He6Hp5
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) February 13, 2021
Commenting in a blog post, the writer said the forthcoming project will tell the incident at Lekki tollgate using an alien symbiote named Venom and a certain woman identified as Ngozi.
“The #EndSars protests in Nigeria were a powerful flashpoint in 2020. They began with a call for the disbandment of Nigeria’s corrupt Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and grew into an energized demand for social justice,” she wrote.
“The #EndSars protests sent gigantic ripples all over the world and it’s fitting that those ripples would make it to one of Marvel’s universes…and it was a little therapeutic to imagine what would have happened if an alien symbiote named Venom and a certain woman named Ngozi had been there on that nightmarish night of October 20, 2020.”
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