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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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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.