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Afro-futurism: Slowly Filling the Black Hole at the Heart of Sci-fi

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

‘Afrofuturism is me. Us. Black people seeing ourselves in the future, being as magical as we want to be.’ The word’s of Janelle Monae serve to respond to the words of Mark Dery’s ‘Black to the future’ article questioning ‘can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out… imagine … Read More

Black Panther: the film shaking the foundations of Colonialism

9 months ago / 0 comments

Black Panther is a technicolour world, constructed by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, to the cast who are, to borrow from an popular black hair product line, ‘Dark [skinned] and Lovely’, the film’s politics are woven into its very fabric paralleling the Wakandan’s depositing of vibranium into their clothes. Over the course … Read More