Feb. 15, 2022

Afrofuturism and Me

Afrofuturism  and Me

I recently stumbled upon this gem of a book called   Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy   Culture. It is a wealth of information about the subject and takes a deep dive into not only books within the genre, but also music and art as well. 

I cannot begin to explain all of the information packed into this book but I can say I understand why it is called the "primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism." This book is a portal to the Afrofuturism rabbit hole I went down while reading it.

I could dedicate an entire blog to this topic and spend the rest of my life writing only about Afrofuturism and I would never run out of things to discover and write about. 

If you want to learn more about the wealth of Black authors within the Afrofuturism genre, this book is an excellent place to start...just don't blame me when your TBR list explodes, okay?

Speaking of Afrofuturism, this past weekend, I had the pleasure of interviewing poet, artist, and author Valjeanne Jeffers. We had a wonderful conversation about her Immortal series which falls under the Afrofuturism genre.

What I love about Immortal is the way Ms. Jeffers deconstructed the current world we live in, placed it in the future, and rebuilt it with a unique use of vocabulary that gave me vivid images of Tundra, the world in which her characters live.

I highly recommend the book and the episode, and not just because I interviewed her. :-) You can learn all about Valjeanne Jeffers and listen to her interview here. 

That's your Black and bookish news for today, my beautiful bibliophiles.


To learn more about Ytasha Womack, the author of Afrofuturism, click here.