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Celebrate Black History Month: Afrofuturism

What exactly is Afrofuturism? How does it differ from regular science fiction? Read more here and check out our Afrofuturism recommendations!

Afrofuturism is a term that describes science fiction which (re)imagines art filled, fantastical, scientifically and technologically advanced futures through a Black cultural lens. One example of this is the Oscar-nominated for Best Picture of the Year, Black Panther. The film, based on the Marvel comics, features Wakanda a fictional country in Africa which has never been colonized. As a result, Wakanda boasts the foremost technologies, education system, and environmental engineering advancements. Afrofuturism is a celebration of Blackness; innovation, achievement, and perseverance in a quest for a more perfect future. Check out the recommendations below!

How Long 'Til Black Future Month by N.K Jemisin

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (Hoopla E-book & Audiobook)

Electric Arches by Eve. L. Ewing (Hoopla E-book)

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond by Bill Campbell (Hoopla E-book)

Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements by Walidah Imarisha (Hoopla E-Book)

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha Series Book #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World by Walter Mosley (Overdrive E-book)

She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

Binti (Binti Series Book #1) by Nnedi Okorafor (Overdrive E-book & Audiobook, Hoopla Audiobook)

Octavia E. Butler's Kindred : A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Black by Kwanza Osajyefo

Victor Lavalle's Destroyer by Victor Lavalle (Hoopla E-book)

Concrete Park Vol. 1: You Send Me by Erika Alexander (Hoopla E-book)

Afar by Leila Del Duca

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book One by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Leopard Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) by Marlon James (Forthcoming February 5, 2019)

The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull (Forthcoming June 18, 2019)

Happy Reading! -- Kristin

Created by Kristin Lansdown on Feb 1st, 2019 @ 10:08 AM.
Updated on Feb 1st, 2019 @ 3:25 PM.