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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

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and other speculative works inspired by his West-African origins. His new epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic, is forthcoming from Orbit, beginning in May 2021 with Son of the Storm. His highly-anticipated... Read More →


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