AfroFuturism in Comics & Science Fiction
“Afro-futurism is a new field in academia and science fiction themed media…the philosophical and artistic expression of alternative realities relating to people of African descent. We will explore what it means to be identified as “alien” or “other” as seen through the black cultural lens of various comic art/sequential art speculative milieus…As we analyze the thematic development and expression of Afrofuturist
phenomena in comics, the discussion will descend into the realm of African mythology…We will discuss the notion of having the world’s most technologically advanced society—the Kingdom of Wakanda—on the continent of Africa. The presentation will remix historical perceptions and re-imagine racial identity. Ajani Brown…”
First to look at Afrofuturist books and stories with which I am familiar.
Am I right or wrong to be writing from other ethnic backgrounds? I do the research; I talk regularly to people from whichever background I write; oftentimes I ask them to read and comment on my work in progress…Or should I cut it out and stick to what I know – the life of a big, fat, old, white guy?