African Heads of State
"African heads o'state are all the same. Put 'em in power and they all go nuts," he says. Does Logan remember her current job title? Put 'em in power and they all go nuts
, indeed. As if Logan would rise to the challenge of leading a country whose resources have been routinely pillaged by wealthy foreigners, whose infrastructure is basically nonexistent? The trouble with Logan's version of history is that it leaves out several hundred years of colonial oppression. Logan might argue there's little difference between Europeans oppressing Africans and Africans oppressing Africans, but Ororo knows that isn't true.
This is something of a remix of Warren Ellis's Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis miniseries, though I wrote it with the intent that you don't need to have read the comics to read this.
This story is kind of a remix of Warren Ellis's Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis
miniseries. It follows the same basic plot but we see it from Ororo's perspective. I've included some quotes from the comics, so a big hat tip to Warren Ellis is required.
If you haven't read Xenogenesis, I think that I included enough of the story for it to stand alone without being boring if you have
read Xenogenesis. I hope! Anyway, there's also a quick summary on Wikipedia
if you haven't read it and want to catch up. This story also refers to the incidents of Ghost Box
(Ororo's recent return to the X-Men) but again, my hope is that it will stand without having read that. However, a key piece of information: a ghost box opens a portal to another dimension, but using one leaves behind weird radiation that has adverse effects on the area where the ghost box is activated.
Also, Mbangawi is the fictional Marvelverse African nation where most of this story takes place. Warren Ellis never gives a demonym for the people who live there, so I went with "Mbangawians." He stated that it was loosely based on Tanzania and Uganda, so I gave it the same official languages as those nations (English and Swahili), which were also not specified in the comics.
Written for the rarewomen
fest for karrenia_rune
, who said, "Ororo in whatever capacity or incarnation is just all-kinds of awesome." I really hope this suits you!
Thanks to pocky_slash
for the beta!
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