They Cloned Tyrone starts with the stereotypical urban character set and turns into an unexpected sci-fi mystery. By the end you’re struck by the social commentary on the evils of white supremacy. Spoilers ahead, you’ve been warned.
The Woman King from director Gina Prince-Bythewood tells a semi-true story of heroic warriors, enlightened leadership, and sisterhood. In the Kingdom of Dahomey, in the year 1823, the women warriors called Agojie fought against invaders and won.
One of the greatest living writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, as well as Purple Hibiscus, and most recently, Americanah. If you have not read her books, I urge you to give them a reading.