From Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time to Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu, Afrofuturism is gaining popularity. Filmmaker and author Ytasha Womack more defines Afrofuturism as “the intersection between black culture, technology, liberation and the imagination, with some mysticism thrown in, too,”
On this episode of Making Contact, authors Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and Jewelle Gomez discuss the role of history and politics in their work. They also talk about the monsters that haunt their stories and the importance of imaging the future.
Special thanks to the San Francisco Public Library for recording. Thanks for music from Anitek.
Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and Jewelle Gomez, Authors; John Jennings, Panel Host
Jewelle Gomez http://www.jewellegomez.com/bio.html
Nalo Hopkinson http://nalohopkinson.com/index.html
Nnedi Okorafor, http://nnedi.com/
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