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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Kids need to see themselves reflected in media

Article by Elizabeth Blair posted on npr.org. Photo credit: Regis and Kahran Bethencourt.

Tired of looking for family entertainment where diversity doesn’t feel like a token after-thought? Look no further.

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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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Bringing The African Story To The World By BTC Peers

(Article by Mike Robinson on streetregister.com.)

AfroDroids Non Fungible Tokens, (NFTs): Telling The African Story To the World

“Market for Non-fungible tokens has witnessed unprecedented growth since 2021. CNBC reported that NFT trading volumes jumped to $10 billion in the third quarter 2021. It is this reason that NFTs have been in high demand recently. NFT projects have increased in number, with some being sold for multi-millions of dollars. These NFTs are making headlines due to their great market acceptance and use cases. Owo Amietie created the AfroDroids NFTs. Anietie, a legendary Nigerian Afrofuturism 3D artist is one of the most prominent examples…”

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Short Film: “Cosmo” | DUST

(Video posted on youtube.com. Photo Credit: doro1980)

“Jane Montana, a rough and tough law-woman, is in a pickle. A gang of outlaws led by a man named Buford has kidnapped a helpless damsel. Worse, Jane has two bullets and three bad guys to confront.”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/J1NMPVqXIUQ

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Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics

(Article posted on museum.msu.edu. Photo credit: MSU Museum)

“Most people are familiar with Marvel’s Black Panther, and some are aware of its connections to Afrofuturism, a framework to understand how the black imagination manifests visions of freedom. This virtual exhibition will explore how themes such as aesthetics, Black feminism, and community, common to Afrofuturism, shape contemporary Black comics. Beyond the Black Panther gives us a view of stories inspired by African folklore such as Is’nana the Were-Spider, science fiction adventures centered on a black female hero such as Matty’s Rocket, or vital social commentary about police violence such as I am Alfonso Jones…”

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Afrofuturism Comes to the Pacific Northwest in Boom! Studios’ Buckhead

(Article by Spencer Connolly on screenrant.com. Artwork: Buckhead #1 Main Cover Art by George Kambadais)

“The mysterious small town of Buckhead in the Pacific Northwest is in for a science fiction adventure in the all-new limited series by BOOM! Studios! Afrofuturism is coming to a seemingly normal small town in the Pacific Northwest with the launch of an all-new series from BOOM! Studios called Buckhead. The aesthetic mixture of traditional African style and advanced technology is brought to life in this upcoming five-issue comic series. When a Nigerian immigrant family moves to the small town of Buckhead, it soon becomes evident that things in the surface-level sleepy town are not at all what they seem…”

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