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"At last! A real book about a deeply elusive topic—Black people and the possibility of what Sun Ra used to call the Alter Destiny. Ytasha Womack takes us on a quantum romp through the Afro-Multiverse: she explains some of the biggest, brightest, fastest, heaviest and loudest things in the known world—and beyond! At heart, Afrofuturism gives you a vast and intuitive feel for some of the most pressing issues facing young progressives in the early 21st Century.” —DJ Spooky
“Ytasha L. Womack’s book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture is one of the most comprehensive and relevant reads in the black science fiction realm to date. I highly recommend this book as it masterfully covers the genre’s humble past, its flourishing present and promising future. This is definitely a fantastically, engaging read. I couldn't put it down.” —Jarvis Sheffield, The Black Science Fiction Society
“When I coined the term "Afrofuturism" in 1992, who knew young cultural critics like Ytasha Womack would make it their own? Accessibly written, with an emphasis on the politics of the here and now, Afrofuturism beckons us through an intellectual wormhole, into a universe where dark matter is, at last, visible.” —Mark Dery, cultural critic, author, lecturer
“This book is the gravity that holds the universe of ideas that define Afrofuturism. Finally, the starting point for our welcomed explorers.” —King Britt, universal sonic architect
A very good source for reference material relating to Afrofuturism. This is a well written book that get directly to the point of what Afrofuturism is considered and what... Read morePublished 1 month ago by CommonSense
This reshaped how I view science fiction and art. This was a great read and I've gone over the chapters many times. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kofi Jamal Simmons
An EXCELLENT reference as a catalog for All "AfroFuturism" books by authors of color. A great addition to any collection to keep track of past, present and future... Read morePublished 14 months ago by C. Hoskins Jr.
It came like they promised it would, and I really appreciate when the product lives up to the expectations of the dealer, and me.Published 20 months ago by Curtis likes