Anonymous Afrofuturists
Author
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

 

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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