“Comics, for instance, are mirrors of reality, and spaces for the creation of new realities. Black comics are a part of a larger tradition of black speculative arts that has roots in folklore, spirituality, and radical politics that predates the arrival of Africans on the shores of the Americas.”
Deirdre Hollman, Musings of an Afrofuturist Educator: What Shall I Teach Them?
It’s interesting – comics are a huge part of holding indigenous Indian knowledge, epic stories, and stories of Indian resistance against colonization and oppression as well (check out Amar Chitra Katha). I wonder how comics might actually signal or hold the space for orality/oral culture differently that print literacy does.