Pop culture is full of movies, books, and comics that try to predict how humans will be like in the future. Often, we arrive at this future without the promised innovations or dystopias coming true. And yet, several productions have been modeling our idea of the future: flying cars, advanced computers that know it all, the revolt of these same computers against humanity, and much more.
But writers and activists constantly question the virtual absence of Black people as both characters and authors of works imagined in the future (or imagining the future), not only with an African (or Afrocentric) perspective but also carrying elements of the African Diaspora across the world and the cultures developed over centuries.
Full article at Remezcla’s website. Date of publication: 16/11/2021