The first time many of us first heard the term “Afrofuturism” was most likely in the 2018 movie Black Panther. Black Panther, a Marvel superhero movie, features the fictional African country of Wakanda, which is technologically superior to the rest of the world due to large deposits of the rare ore vibranium. The mix of futuristic technology and African design led to Black Panther being widely successful and influential, opening up viewers to new aesthetics and ideas. So what is Afrofuturism? It is genre fiction that explores the intersection of the African diaspora and technology or science fiction elements. Ready to dive deeper into Afrofuturism? Here are my five recommendations!
Explore Afrofuturism with These Reads
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