Cover preview of next @blackquantumfuturism work dropping mid-February. Space-Time Collapse features experimental writings and images by visionaries exploring possible space-time narratives and temporal perspectives of Black enslaved ancestors held captive on the slaveship during the Middle Passage journey, through the TransAtlantic slavetrade, and subsequently on the plantation. The slaveship and plantations themselves are explored as chronotopes containing layers of different times, imprinted by the experiences of the people held captive. The writings also examine conceptions and perceptions of time and space in relation to Black memory, historical and social change, systems and conflict, Western technological development, and how they are sifted through or persist into the present. Some of the writings propose ways to move beyond the dominant concept of the linear progress narrative by exploring alternative concepts and shapes of time. Featuring work by Ytasha Womack, Joy Kmt, Alex Smith, Femi Matti, Theo Pajimans and more. Cover by @artbykrigga
In this dialogue, writers of Afro-Futurism will explore the possibilities and cultural gems within our own “afro-mythology” juxtaposed to a sci-fi landscape and its ensuing cultural implication. Featuring Dja Dja N MedJay (Renpet, N Eternity Reclaimed); Rasheedah Phillips (Recurrence Plot); Cerece Rennie Murphy, (Order of the Seers)
Presenting Recurrence Plot alongside Thread Makes Blanket Press and writers and editors from Dismantle VONA Anthology for a reading and panel discussion exploring how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future.
the future of scifi in Philadelphia involves creating #scifi that questions or does away with linear notions of time to begin with | #diyscifi #blackspeculative #afrofuturism #recurrenceplot #blackquantumfuturism #diytimetravel (at Free Library of Philadelphia)
This is a book about time travel, not just in that the main character travels through time, but she also thinks about, and practices, how to time travel. This inevitably takes the reader on a circular journey of learning how to do so, exploring different philosophies and returning you to where you started, unsure if you ever even started at all.
A lovely review of @afrofuturistaffair’s #DIYTimeTravel and Quantum Time Capsule workshop written by columnist Charlotte Cooper is featured in @divamagazine, the UK’s only monthly magazine for lesbian and bi women! #afrofuturism #metropolarity #recurrenceplot
We are proud to announce that #RecurrencePlot (and Other Time Travel Tales) is now available at Free Library of Philadelphia! Go check us out, with your library card👓📚 #libraries #books #freelibrary #blackwomenwriters #recurrenceplot #scifi #diytimetravel #specfic #slipstream (at Free Library of Philadelphia)