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Chella Ramanan @ChellaRamanan
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After my talk on #Afrofuturism #Blackpanther and black video game characters at #feralvector, lots of people asked me for resources and recommendations. Here's a thread...
My talk was based on this article I wrote for @guardian…
Octavia E Butler is a black, feminist writer who is associated with afrofuturism. She tackles slavery, power, gender and sexuality in her books. Her most famous work is Kindred. Also the Xenogenesis series…
The term afrofuturism was coined in the 90s by journalist Mark Dery in the essay Black to the Future…
Sun Ra was a key figure in afrofuturism, creating films, poetry and music. Check out his film Space is the Place - excerpt here
Here is the intro to afrofuturism by the writer I quoted in my talk Ytasha L Womack…
And when somebody asked for authors, I forgot to say @Nnedi (Nnedi Okorafor), Nigerian-American writer. Try her Binti trilogy and follow her because she says lots of intelligent things.…
Also follow @WritersofColour @galdemzine @Hardcore888 @afrotechfest @AfroFutures_UK @afropunk @DreadScottArt for black perspectives, art, writing and thoughts. And visit @newbeaconbooks - Britain's first black bookshop est. 1966, which does events and supports small publishers.
Obviously, if anyone has resources or people to follow, please add to this. I'm not the all-knowing on afrofuturism😄I hope the thread helps you find interesting things.
I'm going to keep adding to this thread. Here is a brilliant interview with @Hardcore888 on afrofuturism and the Black Speculative Arts Movement…
Dear creators, game devs, writers - Please don't assume that in the future Africa gets worse, while the West gets better. #afrofuturism…
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