Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack (Oct 2013) www.iafrofuturism.com
Twin Cities Book Fest visitors were in for a treat when Ytasha L. Womack presented on her new book Afrofuturism. The delighted audience, many of whom were die hard SF lovers, were intrigued by this new intersection between culture, technology, the imagination and liberation. Womack discussed her introduction to Afrofuturism, the origins of Rayla 2212, and explained some of the major concepts introduced in the book. The audience asked great questions about black steampunk writers, how Afrofuturism could be used for change, as well as the role of technology in bringing creative works to light. Ultimately, the audience appreciated this alternative insight into the world of SF and fantasy. The Twin Cities Book Fest is sponsored by Rain Taxi and was held at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota on Oct. 12. Someone took a video, and we when get it, we’ll post it here.