Afrofuturism vs. Africanfuturism

(Article by Alyssa Shotwell on themarysue.com. Photo Credit: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018)

“Later this year, the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther (2018), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, releases. This will likely mark another big surge in wider public excitement and shared fan art depicting elements of Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism. Despite their similar origins and many cultural ties, these two genres within science fiction and speculative fiction tell very different stories…”

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What Is Afrofuturism?

Article by Allia Luzong on alittlebithuman.com. Photo Credit: Doja Cat.

Inside this article:

  • Afrofuturism is a sci-fi subgenre that imagines a future through the lens of the African diaspora.
  • Black Panther, the most mainstream Afrofuturistic piece of media, is a great example of the politics and themes that the genre tends to address.
  • Some argue that Afrofuturism is one-dimensional and still centers colonialism and Western oppression, leading to the birth of a second, related genre called African Futurism.
  • A handful of recommendations for you to check out if you want to see more of Afrofuturism and African Futurism.

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Erika Alexander On NFTs Giving Back Black Creative Ownership, Afrofuturism And More

Article by Njera Perkins on shadowandact.com. Photo credit: Maury Phillips.

“Actress Erika Alexander is on a mission to give Black creators their creative control back by way of the latest cryptocurrency innovation. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest form of cryptocurrency taking over the digital space, and Alexander is a true believer that they’re the game-changing tool that’s redefining art across literature, entertainment, music and more…”

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Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Neptune Frost’ By Saul Williams And Anisia Uzeyman

Article by Valerie Complex on deadline.com. Photo credit: Chris Schwagga.

“The film takes place amid the hilltops of Burundi, where a collective of computer hackers emerges from a mining community, the result of a romance between a miner and an intersex runaway…” 

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The Second Coming of Octavia E. Butler

Article by Cassie Da Costa on vanityfair.com. Photo credit: Alice Arnold. Illustration by Quinton McMillan.

“The ground Octavia E. Butler covered in her 15 novels and two story collections is traceable—but you need time. In the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, when Butler published the bulk of her work, she, Samuel Delany, and Ursula K. Le Guin were the only significant science fiction authors attempting such ideologically ambitious stories within the genre, placing left-of-center national politics and local histories right at the core of their plots…”

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Afrofuturism and its possibility of elsewhere: The power of political imagination

(Article by Lina Nasr El Hag Ali on dailymaverick.co.za.)

“The work of imagining alternate futures is also about imagining alternate pasts. Pasts in which Black and Indigenous people feature as more than just passive observers. It is about rewriting the narrative on agency and action and it is deeply political. Pay attention to the visions for the future put forward in today’s world by politicians, intellectuals and scientists: The development of technologies to sustain human life on other planetsnew digital realities; the altering of human DNA. Who is this for?

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WHERE I GO: AFROPALONIA

(Article by Rashaad Thomas on zocalopublicsquare.org. Illustration: beboggs)

Writer and Poet Rashaad Thomas Imagines ‘a Planet Only for Black People’

“Death sits next to me, hip bones touching mine on a twin bed in the center of a revolving room in Arizona that’s progressively increasing in speed. Frequency numbers, lifeless Black bodies, and protest signs spread across the ceiling, mixing with red, white, and blue pills and two inches of 40-ounce malt liquor poured out on the floor for my dead homies.”

Source: https://bit.ly/3mzFMyA

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Afrofuturist and Horror Writer Tananarive Due: “Invite More Black Creators To The Table”

(Article by Roxane Gay published in www.inverse.com. Photo: Amanda Edwards/Wire Image/Getty Images)

“Due is also an Afrofuturist and horror writer with deep roots in the civil rights movement by way of her activist parents, Patricia Stephens Due and John Due. She has written award-winning short stories and novels and is also working in film and television. As a professor at UCLA, she teaches a fascinating, popular course called “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and the Black Horror Aesthetic. We spoke, via Zoom, about her work as a pioneer of horror, how she got her start, and the future of Afrofuturism.”

Source: https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/tananarive-due-roxane-gay-interview

I bought my first book by Ms. Due, My Soul To Keep, in 1997 because my book club decided to read something new. I was blown away. Amazing writer. Enjoy the article.

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Why Black Speculative Fiction Month Matters

(Article by Dennis R. Upkins published on thenerdsofcolor.org / artwork by Michael Golden)

Source: https://bit.ly/3myMAev

“October is Black Speculative Fiction Month and like legions of others, I am celebrating it something fierce. Why does Black Speculative Fiction Month matter? Black Speculative Fiction Month matters because now more than ever our stories must be told and our voices must be heard. Black Speculative Fiction Month matters because too often at cons and writing events, I’m the only nonwhite guest in attendance.”

For me, Black Speculative Fiction Month matters because it highlights how we honor our ancestors by imagining ourselves into a positive, thriving future of our own design. And it’s about damn time. Ase, and so it is…

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Panel Mania: Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale by Tim Fielder

Compiled by Calvin Reid

“Tim Fielder’s new graphic novel Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale is ambitious in the extreme. It is an epic adventure and a meta-fictional tale of survival that celebrates the presence of the Black man and Black woman in genre storytelling from the beginning of time until the end of the universe. It’s the story of Aja Oba, an ancient African warlord, who is cursed with immortality after he betrays a vengeful lover who is also a powerful witch. Oba comes to realize he has been transformed into an undying Black storytelling presence and as the millennia accumulate he inserts himself into every great historical narrative from the ancient barbarian wars to the slave trade and Civil Rights Movement to new technological advances, space travel, and the colonization of planets far from earth. In this five-page excerpt, the reader is introduced to Aja Oba and to the beginning of his endless journey through time and storytelling. Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale by Tim Fielder will be published by Amistad this month.”

Source: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/85352-panel-mania-infinitum-an-afrofuturist-tale-by-tim-fielder.html

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