From Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time to Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu, Afrofuturism is gaining popularity. Filmmaker and author Ytasha Womack more defines Afrofuturism as "the intersection between black culture, technology, liberation and the imagination, with some mysticism thrown in, too,"
On this episode of Making Contact, authors Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and Jewelle Gomez discuss the role of history and politics in their work. They also talk about the monsters that haunt their stories and the importance of imaging the future.
Special thanks to the San Francisco Public Library for recording.
Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and Jewelle Gomez, Authors; John Jennings, Panel Host
Host: Charlotte Landes
Host and segment producer: Monica Lopez
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker