As a Black child, I found myself drawn to sci-fi books as they envisioned a different world than I was experiencing. Now do not go to poor oppressed ghetto kid. On the contrary I lived a very comfortable and essentially privileged life. What Asimov and Bradbury (and others) offered, were stories where my sense of comfort did not seem as alien as it did in reality where the media persistently presented African Americans as unfortunate, oppressed and unaccomplished. Your article is encouraging me to pursue a study of Afrofuturism as a sci-fi genre.


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