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
This is a long overdue collective mix of jazz, blues, and funk poetry, sociopolitical poetics, and praise poems influenced by history, science, and the cultural expressiveness of the African Diaspora from a noted spoken word warrior and cultural historian.
This story spans our present time up to the third millennium. Ancient Future is a fantasy that will hopefully titillate the imagination of the young and old. Its theme is adult, but the children i worked with as a counselor for several years inspired many if its ideas. The novel is a story about loss and hope, pain and pleasure, joy and trepidation. It explores the heights of human aspirations and potential forced to coexist with human greed and selfishness. in a world of great technological advancement that boggles the imagination, there are factors that mar their quest for utopia. Ultimately it concludes with the realization that no great joy is ever achieved without some pain, and no pain is ever considered too great a sacrifice in the joy of great. United Minds
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