Black Futures

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work—images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world ...

Black Futures

“A literary experience unlike any I’ve had in recent memory . . . a blueprint for this moment and the next, for where Black folks have been and where they might be going.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work—images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. The book presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics. In answering the question of what it means to be Black and alive, Black Futures opens a prismatic vision of possibility for every reader.

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Black Futures
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-01 - Publisher: One World

“A literary experience unlike any I’ve had in recent memory . . . a blueprint for this moment and the next, for where Black folks have been and where they might be going.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) What does it mean to be Black and alive right
Critical Black Futures
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Philip Butler
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-30 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Critical Black Futures imagines worlds, afrofutures, cities, bodies, art and eras that are simultaneously distant, parallel, present, counter, and perpetually materializing. From an exploration of W. E. B. Du Bois’ own afrofuturistic short stories, to trans* super fluid blackness, this volume challenges readers—community leaders, academics, communities, and creatives—to push further
Queer Times, Black Futures
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Kara Keeling
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-16 - Publisher: NYU Press

A serious intellectual engagement with Afrofuturism and the philosophical questions of space and time Queer Times, Black Futures considers the promises and pitfalls of imagination, technology, futurity, and liberation as they have persisted in and through racial capitalism. Kara Keeling explores how the speculative fictions of cinema, music, and literature
Reclaiming the Black Past
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Pero G. Dagbovie
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-13 - Publisher: Verso Books

The past and future of Black history In this information-overloaded twenty-first century, it seems impossible to fully discern or explain how we know about the past. But two things are certain. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all think historically on a routine basis. And our perceptions
Roots of a Black Future
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: J. Deotis Roberts
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-06-30 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A vital look at the nature, destiny, and mission of the black family and the black church today.