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Afrofuturism : the world of black sci-fi and ... Read More

Womack, Ytasha.(Author).

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  • ISBN: 1613747969
  • ISBN: 9781613747964
  • Physical Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2013]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages ... Read More
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Evolution of a space cadet -- A human fairy tale ... Read More
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"In this hip, accessible primer to the music, ... Read More
Subject: Afrofuturism.
Science fiction > Social aspects.
African Americans > Race identity.
Science fiction films > Influence.
African diaspora > Social conditions.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199) and index.
"In this hip, accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism, author Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning community of artists creating Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N.K. Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas', to the visual and multimedia artists inspired by African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, the book's topics range from the "alien" experience of blacks in America to the "wake up" cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves."--Back cover.

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