Amel Larrieux: … will be the voice of “Maatkara.” Too bad we don’t have cable. sigh

“We tried to combine science fiction with the ancient culture of Egypt, and then wrote a story around it. A lot of it has to do with representing ancient Africans in a positive manner that’s not stereotypical. The heroine’s conflict is fulfilling her obligations as a priestess and a warrior having to destroy, yet heal. It causes a fundamental rift in her on many levels, internally and spiritually. It’s an important struggle, because it’s still common to what many of us go through today.”

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