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Afrofuturism : the world of black sci-fi and fantasy culture

Author: Ytasha Womack
Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and all social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves. This book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists creating  Read more...
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Womack, Ytasha.
Afrofuturism.
(DLC) 2013025755
(OCoLC)854285645
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ytasha Womack
ISBN: 9781613747971 1613747977 9781613747995 1613747993 1306011434 9781306011433
OCLC Number: 858861923
Awards: Short-listed for Locus Awards (Nonfiction) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Evolution of a space cadet --
A human fairy tale named black --
Project imagination --
Mothership in the key of Mars --
The African cosmos for modern mermaids (mermen) --
Divine feminine in space --
Pen my future --
Moonwalkers in paint and pixels --
A clock for time travelers --
The surreal life --
Agent change --
Future world.
Responsibility: Ytasha L. Womack.
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Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and all social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves. This book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists creating Afrofuturist works, the history of innovators in the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and NK Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, to the visual and multimedia artists inspired by African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, topics range from the alien experience of blacks in America to the wake up cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. Interviews with rappers, composers, musicians, singers, authors, comic illustrators, painters, and DJs, as well as Afrofuturist professors, provide a firsthand look at this fascinating movement.

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