3 steps to Afrofuturism: INCARNATION
Author
Mawena Yehouessi

Afrofuturism is first a matter of individual paths. Between personal fantacies, provocation and leadership, it comes from strong and free-minded characters, and its mission is to give everyone enough courage to free themselves and to define themselves. Afrofuturism plays with common or imposed laws and habits, it writes its own mythology and manifesto. Musicians have benefitted from the popularity of « black music » to broadcast their eclectic, impossible and dense message. Afrofuturism is then an original and auto-determined way of life : it is the strength of the myth.

Read, watch or listen to:

Afrofuturism: The Next Generation (Ruth La Ferla, The New York Times)

Une arme pour le futur + Afrique, présence des futurs (Alain Vicky, Le Monde Diplomatique)

How The Prefix ‘Afro-‘ May Arrest Imagination & Manifesto Salesmanship (Phetogo Tshepo Mahasha, Indie Wire)

Is the prefix Afro- (as in “Afro-futurism”) arresting our imagination… (Rasheedah Phillips, The AfroFuturist Affair)

Artwork:

M.Y. for B(s)ttF

Translation by Justine Rousseau

Author

Mawena Yehouessi
Diplomée de Philosophie puis Gestion de Projets Culturels, Mawena fait ses premières armes dans les milieux de l’art contemporain tout en menant de front divers projets : soirées, édition, collectifs artistiques… Fondatrice et directrice de Black(s) to the Future, son objectif est simple : mettre en lumière la part « afro » du monde et performer le futur. | www.mawenayehouessi.fr // @ma.wena
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