(h)afrocentric: the comic – activist naima unintentionally makes commentary on the petty, low-key benefits of gentrification

September 6, 2016

Written by Smith with art by Ronald Nelson, (H)afrocentric is 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.