Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi And Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack

Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and all social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves. This book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists creating Afrofuturist works, the history of innovators in the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore.

I received my review copy a few days ago and the book is absolutely incredible.  The book officially launches Thursday, October 1, 2013.  Pre-Order your copy here.

Check out the book trailer for Afrofutrism below and follow Ytasha L. Womack on Twitter @ytashawomack



Afrofuturism Inaugural Book Launch & Signing, Chicago, Thursday Oct. 3, 2013, Red Kiva, 1108 W. Randolph,, 6-9 pm  Author Ytasha L. Womack hosts this fun filled book signing and kick off. Sci Fi/Superhero costumes, cosplay & nerd chic welcome (not required of course).  CLICK HERE

Race in Space Conference at Duke Univeristy, Durham, NC, Fri, Oct 25-Sat, Oct 26 at Duke University. Don’t miss this first of its kind conference on race, culture and ethnicity in the burgeoning business of space colonies and settlements on space stations, planets and stars. Includes a keynote address by astronaut Mae Jemison. Ytasha L. Womack presents Rayla 2212: Afrofuturism, Space and the Imagination on Sat., 1:30-2:30pm. Book signing to follow.  CLICK HERE


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