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✨Let’s talk about Afrofuturism… ⠀ This sub-genre spawned in the 90’s from Science fiction and fantasy writers of color…

✨Let’s talk about Afrofuturism…

This sub-genre spawned in the 90’s from Science fiction and fantasy writers of color using SFF as a vehicle to access their thoughts about race and feelings of otherness in predominantly white societies. Essentially afrofuturism is Black SFF.
⠀ By definition, afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science and philosophy of history that explores the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. The purpose seeks to reclaim black identity. It is an intersectional lens through which to view possible futures or alternate realities, though it is rooted in chronological fluidity. Its speculative fiction at its finest!

I have a newfound love for this genre that started a few years ago. With today being #ThatStackTho on #SFFSummer hosted by @brisbookish , it’s the perfect time to share these two Black SFF titles:

📚 Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha Womack

📚 Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond Edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

✨ Do you read afrofuturism? Share your favorite novels! Do you have a go to author?

💋xoxo,
Kat




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