Abstract

Abstract:

The continuously growing success of superhero genres around the world raises the question of representation of diversity in a heroic universe dominated by Western imaginaries. Most recently, young African artists, mainly from Nigeria and South Africa, are creating a universe with local, mainly mystic, references, so that the figure of the superhero can be a model of creativity for local solutions. As other countries are rarely mentioned, the second part of this article discusses examples drawn from Francophone countries that share a critical approach toward the superhero narrative while offering some models as reference.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1978
Print ISSN
0001-9887
Pages
pp. 86-105
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-30
Open Access
No
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