(h)afrocentric: the comic – activist naima demonstrates the importance (and frustration) of nuance in cheeky strip

July 26, 2016

This is our third installment of Juliana “Jewels” Smith’s (H)Afrocentric: The Comic. Written by Smith with art by Ronald Nelson, the on-going series follows radical Black feminist, Naima Pepper. In this particular strip speaks to the discomfort of allyship from an ‘Oppressed’ position. Incorporating the realities of modern black culture and stereotype, Naima comically insinuates the frustrations of protest and representation- all with a smile on her face. This comic in particular sets a more subtly confrontational tone to Naima’s narrative, yet maintains its lighthearted appeal. For summer 16, look for a new (H)afrocentric comic strip every Monday on Afro Punk. Connect on Instagram for more details.