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Afrofuturism : a history of Black futures

Title
Afrofuturism : a history of Black futures / edited by Kevin M. Strait, Kinshasha Holman Conwill ; foreword by Kevin Young ; contributions by Reynaldo Anderson [and 20 others] ; in association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
ISBN
9781588347404
1588347400
Publication
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2023]
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
216 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Notes
Published as a companion volume to the exhibition of the same name at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, from March 24, 2023 to March 24, 2024 -- From museum's website.
Summary
"This illustrated companion book to an upcoming Smithsonian exhibition explores the power of Afrofuturism to reclaim the past and reimagine Black futures"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
History of Black futures
Afro futurism
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 01, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-206) and index.
Contents
Foreword / Kevin Young
Introduction / Kevin M. Strait
Afrofuturism as space and being / Ytasha L. Womack
Interstellar / Tiffany E. Barber
Black women change the face of spaceflight / Matthew Shindell
I came to Africa on a spaceship / Ytasha L. Womack
Notes from the cosmic underground : a history of the Afrofuturist movement and the changing world order / Reynaldo Anderson
We are the stars : Black speculative narratives and the history of the future / John Jennings
W.E.B. Du Bois : documenting the present, reinterpreting the past, and imagining the future / William S. Pretzer
There's a reason / N. K. Jemisin
Dialogues in space : Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany / Herb Boyd
Black Panther : an escape to Utopia / Herb Boyd
Black joy as resistance / Ariana Curtis
Dreams rush to meet me : Afrofuturist looks and looking / Eve L. Ewing
Transforming the future through dress, fashion, and costume / Elaine Nichols
Afrofuturistic art / Tuliza Fleming
Rendering Black futures / Michelle Joan Wilkinson
On the third great day : Black artistry, activism, and community in the web3 future / De Nichols
Just look over your shoulder: the music of Afrofuturism / Mark Anthony Neal
The Nubians of Plutonia : ancient futures in the music of Sun Ra / Steven Lewis
Afrofuturism : a design for living / Nona Hendryx
The gendered contours of Afrofuturism / Angela Tate
Sonic spaces : excerpts from an interview with Vernon Reid
Afterword / Alondra Nelson.
Genre/Form
Bildband.
Exhibition catalogs.
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