What is Africanfuturism? 21st Century African Speculative Fiction

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES 470

This course examines the genealogies, aesthetics, and politics of Africanfuturism, a sub-genre of speculative fiction and African literature. While the term Africanfuturism is recent, coined by Nnedi Okorafor in 2019, there is nothing new about speculative fiction from Africa. Africanfuturism is the aesthetic practice of producing worlds created by Africans that center (rather than marginalize) Africa and Africans; where Africans are represented as the historical agents who produce their own futures (rather than historical subjects assigned to a "traditional" past); and where technology, science, and philosophy are recognized as indigenous to Africa (rather than imported).
Course Attributes: BU BA; BU IS; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM; AS SC; EN H

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What is Africanfuturism? 21st Century African Speculative Fiction
INSTRUCTOR: Shearer
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