Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack PDF

By Ytasha L. Womack

2014 Locus Awards Finalist, Nonfiction Category

In this hip, obtainable primer to the track, literature, and artwork of Afrofuturism, writer Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning neighborhood of artists growing Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the earlier, and the wide variety of matters they discover. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N. okay. Jemisin to the musical cosmos of solar Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas’, to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged by means of African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, the book’s issues variety from the “alien” event of blacks in the US to the “wake up” cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. With a twofold objective to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists try to collapse racial, ethnic, and social boundaries to empower and unfastened participants to be themselves.

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