(Image by John Jennings.)
Thought I would take the opportunity to pull various resources I’ve previously linked to on this blog on the topic of Afrofuturism together to amplify how important, creative and relevant this movement is to futures work. I would suggest that social work could benefit enormously by exploring how these emerging scholarly, artistic and literary resources might enhance social work education. Let’s imagine new ways of learning about culture, history, voices, power and what is possible for the future.
Afrofuturism –A movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history and culture. Oxford Dictionaries
Afrofuturism (Oxford Bibliographies – includes more academic citations) 2017
What the heck is Afrofuturism? (2018)
A beginning guide to Afrofuturism: 9 titles to watch and read (2019)
Afrofuturism – A language of rebellion (2018)
Afrofuturism course overviews from Kalamazoo College, University of California Riverside, Duke University, andUniversity of Chicago
This American Life episode exploring Afrofuturism (2017). (Thanks Dr. Felicia Murray!).