By Ytasha L. Womack
In this hip, obtainable primer to the song, literature, and artwork of Afrofuturism, writer Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning neighborhood of artists developing Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the prior, and the big 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’ will.i.am, to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged through African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, the book’s themes diversity from the “alien” event of blacks in the USA to the “wake up” cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. With a twofold objective to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists attempt to collapse racial, ethnic, and social barriers to empower and unfastened members to be themselves.
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