Afrofuturism n.

a movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science-fictional themes which incorporate elements of Black (American) history and culture

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SF Criticism

  • 1993 M. Dery Black to the Future in South Atlantic Quarterly 92 736 Mark Dery

    African-American concerns in the context of twentieth-century technoculture…might, for want of a better term, be called ‘Afrofuturism’.

  • 2004 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 26 Dec. k12

    His Zulu Robot, drawn to mimic pixellated digital imagery, represents an interest dubbed ‘afrofuturism’, which explores the intersection of technology and blackness.

  • 2007 M. Bould in Science Fiction Studies #104 (vol. 34, part 2) July 177 (title) Mark Bould

    The Ships Landed Long Ago: Afrofuturism and Black SF.

  • 2009 New Yorker 21 Dec. 22/2

    The obscure guru of afrofuturism left this earth in 1993, but his cosmic jazz legacy lives on under the direction of Marshall Allen.

  • 2020 S. R. Delany Mirror of Afrofuturism in Extrapolation (vol. 61, issue 1/2) 174 Samuel R. Delany

    To the extent Afrofuturism concerns science fiction and not the range of all the arts, including painting and music, classical and jazz, it requires writers thinking about black characters in the future.

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