Anonymous Afrofuturists
Mawena Yehouessi

“For better or for worse, I am often spoken of as the first African-American science fiction writer. But [among] the ranks of what is often referred to as proto-science fiction, there are a number of black writers. [M. P. Shiel, Martin Delany, Sutton E. Griggs, Edward Johnson…] I believe I first heard Harlan Ellison make the point that we know of dozens upon dozens of early pulp writers only as names […] we simply have no way of knowing [how many] were not blacks, Hispanics, women, native Americans, Asians, or whatever. Writing is like that.” Samuel R. Delany

Mark Dery recommends :

Samuel R. Delany, The Art of Fiction n°210 on The Paris Review website

Samuel R. Delany biography of French sci-fi-oriented website Le Cafard Cosmique

“The future is always here in the past” Amiri Baraka / Aker:Futuristically Ancient

“The Afrofuturistic Affair” website

Inside Afrofuturism : a sonic companion

Inside Afrofuturism with Afrika Bambaataa on Zulu Nation UK

Contemporary Talks with Greg Tate : a brilliant exercise in social critique and the archaeology of ideas

The first Latino/aFuturismo SF movie by Alex Rivera, Sleep Dealer (2008)

 Artwork :

M.Y. for B(s)ttF



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. | // @ma.wena
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