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By Ytasha L. Womack

2014 Locus Awards Finalist, Nonfiction Category
 

In this hip, obtainable primer to the song, literature, and artwork of Afrofuturism, writer Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning group of artists developing Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the earlier, 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 sunlight Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, to the visible and multimedia artists encouraged by way of 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 contributors to be themselves.

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