Posts Tagged: afrofuturism

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Brooke C. Obie


Brooke C. Obie discusses the historical basis for her debut novel, Book of Addis, writing to dismantle white supremacy, and why Black speculative fiction is integral to her survival. ...more

Magical Systems and Fusion Reactors: Rivers Solomon Discusses An Unkindness of Ghosts


Rivers Solomon discusses her debut novel, the importance of writing the body into a story, and more. ...more

Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair


To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness. ...more

A Truly Intersectional Future


Florence Okoye, the founder of Afro Futures_UK, will be guest curator for an Afrofuturism-themed month at How We Get to Next. To kick off the collection, Okoye offers a long look into the abundance of futurist ideas and imagery, and the impact of social technology, in black culture:

Indeed, one of the best things about the movement is being able to dream of a truly intersectional future between any number of social identities… Afrofuturism is not just a genre— it’s a way to reframe science, history, technology, and religion, as well as race and society.