Nichelle nichols showed a generation of black women how crucial it is for us to be represented in every corner of american life when nichols boldly took us where no black woman had gone before. The first full study of black female characters in speculative film and television where no black woman has gone before shows why heroines such as lex in avp and zo in firefly are inspiring a generation of fans just as uhura did. Professor scholar and gamer diana mafe is an explorer as the author of where no black woman has gone before subversive portrayals in speculative film and tv she investigates how black female characters in speculative narratives became sociopolitical symbols of their timeusing black feminist theory history and psychoanalysis mafe makes the case for black women in 21st century . Where no black woman has gone before draws on critical race postcolonial and gender theories to explore each film and show to place the black female characters at the center of the analysis and to demonstrate the agency of these characters. Where no black woman has gone before an interview with diana adesola mafe as an associate professor of english at denison university diana adesola mafe makes her stride in the resistance where she teaches courses in postcolonial gender and black studies
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