“Space Is the Place”: Afrofuturism and Science Fiction by Djenne Grant|My Finish Senior Project!

Introduction   This essay discusses how black people appear in science fiction literature and put a spotlight on the genre Afrofuturism. I am an avid reader and aspiring author who loves to be taken into space, whether it’s through film, literature, or music. I’ve always found interest in worlds away from this planet, or inContinue reading ““Space Is the Place”: Afrofuturism and Science Fiction by Djenne Grant|My Finish Senior Project!”

Sun Ra and His Arkestra| Afrofuturism

Hello, my kids! Gather around and let me tell you another story about the Great Sun Ra!! So, if you don’t remember where we left off in the last post, click here. For four decades, from the early fifties until his death in 1993, Sun Ra and his Arkestra baffled, dazzled and aggravated jazz fansContinue reading “Sun Ra and His Arkestra| Afrofuturism”

Sun Ra| Afrofuturism

Hello, Hello! We are back at it again! This post is apart of a series I am doing on Afrofuturism. I will be posting something new every week! While doing my research, I was so excited to learn that Afrofuturism began back in the ’50s with an artist named Sun Ra. I first heard ofContinue reading “Sun Ra| Afrofuturism”

Intro to Afrofuturism|Afrofuturism.

Hello and welcome! I wanted to start a blog series discussing Afrofuturism because I’ve been writing my senior project as a literature major at SUNY Purchase. My initial plan was to write my project on the representation of people of color in Science Fiction literature. When I first started writing, I realized that writing aboutContinue reading “Intro to Afrofuturism|Afrofuturism.”