(h)afrocentric: the comic – kwame toes the line of wokeness

September 19, 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, we see Kwame, a student of numerology, Kemetic history and supreme mathematics, balancing the “woke” qualities he purports and the mainstream tendencies of the times. While he breaks down toxic masculine stereotypes by stating that he’s secure enough to cuddle, he explains that his mixtape is available and the genre is urban shaman house music. Needless to say, (H)afocentric is poking fun at the intersections of Kwame’s place as a “woke” individual as well as the average Joe in this strip.