Rasheedah
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Guest Fest: Using Afrofuturism to Re-Examine Our Past By Rasheedah Phillips

RasheedahThe Future is already Here. It’s just unevenly distributed.

William Gibson

 

The word “futurism” embedded in the term Afrofuturism denotes a forward-looking aesthetic or theme that envisions the prospective future of humanity. If popular media, literature, and film are any indication, the images that people typically draw to mind when thinking of the future generally involve either 1) post-apocalyptic scenery 2) highly-advanced technology or 3) interplanetary and outerspace travel.

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Summer Giveaway Blog Hop

My sensational GRW Buddy, Tami Brothers, is participating in the 2nd Annual Splash into Summer Giveaway (05/25/2012-05/31/2012). She’s giving away a variety of books and my book, Breaking Free, is included in her giveaways.  Visit her website to find out details. You can find her here.

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Guest Fest: Author Deana Zhollis Discusses Sexual Slavery in her Cinderella Fairy Tale

Deana_ZhollisI’m excited to introduce Deana Zhollis. I came across her book, the 9th Symbol, while perusing the Book of the Month on the Black Science Fiction Society. I was immediately taken-into her world and the interesting mixture of her fairy tale and alien domination. I enjoy stories that discuss freedom from sexual abuse.  Please check out her interview as well as her response to why she adds the theme of sexual slavery to her works.

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Guest Fest: Reimagining Shape Shifters by Valjeanne Jeffers

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As a child, I was fascinated by werewolves and vampires. I was never afraid of them. Instead I was sympathetic. Here were creatures who had weirdness thrust upon them, and who had no choice except to become raving lunatics at the behest of a full moon or each time they were hungry. Who were ultimately doomed to die.

 

 

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Blog Circus: State of Black SciFi 2012 Youth Symposium at Auburn Research Library

Youth_SymposiumI’m a little late this week so I’m catching up with the other writers who will be participating in the Youth Symposium at the Auburn Research Library this Saturday, May 5th.  The topic is when I was a child, speculative fiction taught me…

I fell in love with scifi and fantasy when I was really young. In fact, one of my first stories that I wrote was a spaceship story about two black children who escape from harsh city life and fly in a cool spaceship to explore the universe. The title was “Lashamn and Zeneco’s Space Adventures.”