Readers Retreat 2022 Book Ballot

Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism: What if?...

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With so many strange and horrifying things happening in the world, so many things changing quickly for better and for worse, so many old patterns of power, disparity and oppression entrenched, and the future as uncertain as it always was, only feeling a little more so, what if we could turn to Afrofuturist and Africanfuturist literature to show us a way forward?  

Afrofuturist and Africanfuturist speculative fiction lets us ask, what if…?  

Narratives of imaginary times and places, of things that exist far, far away and in times long ago or still to come can be a powerful avenue for contemplation and creative engagement with the problems and possibilities of living.  

‘Afrofuturism,’ Africanfuturism,’ and ‘Speculative fiction’ are broad categories that include but aren’t limited to science fiction, fantasy, alternative history. What if now’s a great time for imagining? 

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