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* [http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2014/Veranstaltungen/2014_Afro-Tech.php Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-invention. Alternative Technological Energies and Intelligences in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria], research by Inke Arns and Anne Bergner, 2014.
 
* [http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2014/Veranstaltungen/2014_Afro-Tech.php Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-invention. Alternative Technological Energies and Intelligences in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria], research by Inke Arns and Anne Bergner, 2014.
  
==Writings==
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==Publications==
 
[[Image:Eshun_Kodwo_More_Brilliant_Than_the_Sun_Adventures_in_Sonic_Fiction.jpg|thumb|200px|Kodwo Eshun, ''More Brilliant Than The Sun: Adventures In Sonic Fiction'', 1998, [https://monoskop.org/log/?p=805 Log], [[Media:Eshun_Kodwo_More_Brilliant_Than_the_Sun_Adventures_in_Sonic_Fiction.pdf|PDF]].]]  
 
[[Image:Eshun_Kodwo_More_Brilliant_Than_the_Sun_Adventures_in_Sonic_Fiction.jpg|thumb|200px|Kodwo Eshun, ''More Brilliant Than The Sun: Adventures In Sonic Fiction'', 1998, [https://monoskop.org/log/?p=805 Log], [[Media:Eshun_Kodwo_More_Brilliant_Than_the_Sun_Adventures_in_Sonic_Fiction.pdf|PDF]].]]  
 
[[Image:Nelson_Alondra_ed_Afrofuturism_Social_Text.jpg|thumb|200px|''Social Text'' 71: "Afrofuturism", ed. Alondra Nelson, 2002, [http://monoskop.org/log/?p=11786 Log], [[Media:Nelson_Alondra_ed_Afrofuturism_Social_Text.pdf|PDF]].]]
 
[[Image:Nelson_Alondra_ed_Afrofuturism_Social_Text.jpg|thumb|200px|''Social Text'' 71: "Afrofuturism", ed. Alondra Nelson, 2002, [http://monoskop.org/log/?p=11786 Log], [[Media:Nelson_Alondra_ed_Afrofuturism_Social_Text.pdf|PDF]].]]
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* Sandra Grayson, ''Visions of the Third Millennium'', 2002.
 
* Sandra Grayson, ''Visions of the Third Millennium'', 2002.
 
* Kodwo Eshun, [[Media:Eshun Kodwo 2003 Further Considerations on Afrofuturism.pdf|"Further Considerations on Afrofuturism"]], ''The New Centennial Review'' 3:2, Summer 2003, pp 287-302.
 
* Kodwo Eshun, [[Media:Eshun Kodwo 2003 Further Considerations on Afrofuturism.pdf|"Further Considerations on Afrofuturism"]], ''The New Centennial Review'' 3:2, Summer 2003, pp 287-302.
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* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=21757 Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68]'', ed. Anthony Elms, Chicago: WhiteWalls, 2007, 128 pp.
 
* ''Science Fiction Studies'' 34:2 (102): "Afrofuturism", Jul 2007. [http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/covers/cov102.htm]
 
* ''Science Fiction Studies'' 34:2 (102): "Afrofuturism", Jul 2007. [http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/covers/cov102.htm]
 
* Adilifu Nama, ''Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film'', 2008.
 
* Adilifu Nama, ''Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film'', 2008.

Latest revision as of 20:35, 18 November 2019

In his book More Brilliant Than The Sun, Kodwo Eshun gives a concise summary of history of the term:

AfroFuturism comes from Mark Dery's '93 book [Flame Wars], but the trajectory starts with Mark Sinker. In 1992, Sinker starts writing on Black Science Fiction; that's because he's just been to the States and Greg Tate's been writing a lot about the interface between science fiction and Black Music. Tate wrote this review called "Yo Hermeneutics" which was a review of David Toop's Rap Attack plus a Houston Baker book, and it was one of the first pieces to lay out this science fiction of black technological music right there. And so anyway Mark went over, spoke to Greg, came back, started writing on Black Science Fiction. He wrote a big piece in The Wire, a really early piece on Black Science Fiction in which he posed this question, asks "What does it mean to be human?" In other words, Mark made the correlation between Blade Runner and slavery, between the idea of alien abduction and the real events of slavery. (cont.)

Music[edit]

  • Sun Ra's The Arkestra, started in mid-1950s.
  • George Clinton, Mothership Connection, 1975.
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Black Ark, studio and label, 1973-78.

Fiction[edit]

  • Jalada 02: Afrofuture(s), ed. Moses Kilolo, et al., Nairobi: Jalada Africa, 2015. A collection of short stories and poems centred on the genres of Afrofuturism and AfroSF.

Documentary[edit]

  • The Last Angel of History, dir. John Akomfrah, 45 min. Written and researched by Edward George of Black Audio Film Collective. Explores relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and computer technology. Featuring Tate, Eshun, Goldie, Clinton, Derrick May and others. [1]

Resources[edit]

Publications[edit]

Kodwo Eshun, More Brilliant Than The Sun: Adventures In Sonic Fiction, 1998, Log, PDF.
Social Text 71: "Afrofuturism", ed. Alondra Nelson, 2002, Log, PDF.

Events[edit]

Links[edit]


Literature
styles, movements and cultures

Avant-garde and modernist magazines, Artists' publishing, Vorticism, Dada, Zenitism, Estridentismo, Surrealism, Concrete poetry, Zine culture, Afrofuturism, Digital libraries, Code poetry, Conceptual literature, Alternative literature, Conceptual comics.
See also Artists' cultures.