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African futures : thinking about the future through word and image

Author: Lien Heidenreich-Seleme; Sean O'Toole; et al
Publisher: Bielefeld, Germany : Kerber, [2016]
Series: Kerber culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this review, African artists, scholars and cultural producers share their positions on the future of literature, film, performance, the visual arts, music and science. Artists include Keziah Jones, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Gato Preto, Kapwani Kiwanga, Nnedi Okorafor, Lauren Beukes and Faustin Linyekula
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lien Heidenreich-Seleme; Sean O'Toole; et al
ISBN: 9783735601865 3735601863
OCLC Number: 1015369030
Language Note: Text in English; preliminary text has parallel text in German
Notes: "This publication documents and extends the enquiries of the multi-city African Futures festivals held in Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi (28-31 October 2015), as well as related satellite events held in New York and Sâo Paulo (30 October 2015)"--Colophon
"Today, Europe and the world are increasingly looking to Africa2014and they like to describe the future of the continent in extremes: as a gloomy, apocalyptic vision or a paradise of booming investment. But how do artists, cultural producers, and scientists view the future there? Do they offer alternative visions to widespread views? What kinds of science fiction do they pick up on? How do they relate to Afro-futurism, which arose in the American diaspora? These questions are at the core of African Futures, in which artists, scholars, and cultural producers present their positions on the future of literature, film, performance, the visual arts, music, and science."
Description: 343 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Question 1: how do we write about the future? --
Question 2: where do we begin when we speak of African futures? --
Question 3: how will technology influence the future in Africa? --
Question 4: Where do we go from here?
Series Title: Kerber culture
Responsibility: edited by Lien Heidenreich-Seleme & Sean O'Toole ; text by Achille Mbembe, Ntone Edjabe, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Sherif Adel, Pamela Phatsumo Sunstrum, Raimi Gabdamosi, Tegan Bristow, Jonathan Dotse, Wanuri Kahiu, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi [et al.]

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In this review, African artists, scholars and cultural producers share their positions on the future of literature, film, performance, the visual arts, music and science. Artists include Keziah Jones, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Gato Preto, Kapwani Kiwanga, Nnedi Okorafor, Lauren Beukes and Faustin Linyekula

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