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Sunday, April 18 • 16:00 - 16:50
Why Afrofutures and Afrofantasies are important for the Afropresent

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Recent improvements of African-descended representation in literature and popular media, especially those emphasizing speculative futures, pasts and presents, have birthed positive stories-turned-cultural-moments like Black Panther. This lecture explores the importance of celebrating Africanness within alternative realities, and the impact of such stories on imagining future Black liberty and growth.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is an award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction. His latest books include The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy (including SON OF THE STORM and WARRIOR OF THE WIND). He lives in Ontario, where he is a professor of creative writing at the University... Read More →

Sunday April 18, 2021 16:00 - 16:50 UTC