10 Facts About Africanfuturism


Africanfuturism is a cultural aesthetic and philosophy of science that centers on the fusion of African culture, history, mythology, point of view, with technology based in Africa and not limiting to the diaspora.

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Works of Africanfuturism include science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror and magic realism.

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Writers of Africanfuturism include Nnedi Okorafor, Tochi Onyebuchi, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Tade Thompson, Namwali Serpell, Sofia Samatar, Wole Talabi, Suyi Davies Okungbowa and Dandy Jackson Chukwudi.

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Works of Africanfuturism have long existed and have been assigned to Afrofuturism.

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In 2019 and 2020, African writers began to reject the term Afrofuturism because of the differences between both genres with Africanfuturism focusing more on African point of view, culture, themes and history as opposed to Afrofuturism which covers African diaspora history, culture and themes.

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Works of Africanfuturism literature are still wrongly categorized as Afrofuturism.

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Africanfuturism won a Hugo and Nebula award for her novella Binti, the first from the Binti trilogy which features a native Himba girl from Namibia in space.

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Africanfuturism still calls the book a "solid anthology, " saying it challenges the idea of viewing African science fiction as monolithic.

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Africanfuturism movies are often scarce, films like Black Panther have been criticized by viewers, who say that their depiction of Africa "differs little from the colonial view".

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Several Africanfuturism novels have been optioned for live adaptation, including Binti and Who Fears Death.

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