Featured Reads

Books for Discussion Projects

We at the Maine Humanities Council are excited to be diving into Afrofuturism & Africanfuturism this year, with the broad framing question What if …?.  

Black folks and other oppressed people in America and the world have been imagining creative futures that can help us ask and answer important, urgent questions about ourselves and the world we live in. Questions like: What if we all were equal? What if there were a pandemic? What if the world got warm and the oceans rose? What if … ? 

For the 2021 Discussion Project we’ve highlighted the ballot of Afrofuturist and Africanfuturist texts you voted on for Readers Retreat 2022. And we’ve put together lists of Featured Reads that engage with these questions about equity, pandemic disease, and the climate crisis from all sorts of angles…including Afrofuturist and Africanfuturist voices and visions!