Afrofuturistic, sci-fi thriller “Cicada” debuts at UW Union South

(Article by L. Malik Anderson on madison365.com. Photo Credit:

“James Gavins’ afrofuturistic, sci-fi thriller-based film “Cicada” explores a parallel universe in which a psychotherapy simulator will ease the trauma from Black history in America. It debuts this afternoon at 4 p.m. with a film screening followed by a panel discussion at the UW Union South Marquee Theater. “I’m kind of in-between sci-fi and psychological thriller, that’s kind of my jam,” Gavins told Madison365….”

Source: https://madison365.com/afrofuturistic-sci-fi-thriller-cicada-debuts-this-afternoon-at-uw-union-south/

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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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