Afrofuturism: Selected Bibliography
AfroFutures: An Afternoon with Anaïs Duplan, Eileen Isagon Skyers, and Clayton Colomon

Bradshaw Series 2021
Friday March 26th, 2020, 3:30-5:00 pdt/6:30-8:00 edt

AfroFutures Playlist (Clayton Colmon):


Anderson, Reynaldo, and Charles E. Jones, editors. Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness. Lexington Books, 2016.

Black Futures: An Ode to Freedom Summer (The Movement for Black Lives, 2021)

Bristow, Tegan. “We want the funk: What is Afrofuturism to the situation of digital arts in Africa?”

Brother From Another Planet (John Sayles, 1984).

Butler, Octavia E. Dawn. New York: Warner Books, 1987.

Butler, Octavia. Lilith’s Brood. Grand Central Publishing, 2000.

Clinton, George. Mothership Connection, 1975.

Colmon, Clayton D. “Queer Afrofuturism: Utopia, Sexuality, and Desire in Samuel Delany’s “Aye, and Gomorrah”.” Utopian Studies. 28?2 (2017): 327-346.

Delany, Samuel R. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand. New York: Bantam Books, 1984.

____. Dhalgren. New York: Vintage, 2001.

___. Aye, and Gomorrah: And Other Stories. New York: Vintage, 2003.

Delany, Samuel R. “Delany on Afrofuturism.” Youtube (February 7th, 2019).

Dery, Mark. “Black to the Future: Interviews with Samuel R. Delany, Greg Tate, and Tricia Rose.” Edited by Mark Dery. Flame Wars: The Discourse on Cyberculture. Duke University Press, 1994. 179- 222. University of Victoria.

Drew, Kimberly and Jenna Wortham, eds. Black Futures. New York: One World, 2020.

Dubey, Madhu. Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Duplan, Anaïs. Take This Stallion. New York: Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016.

____. Mount Carmel & The Blood Of Parnassus. Monster House Publishing: Fredericton, NB, 2017.

____. Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture. New York: Black Ocean, 2020.

English, D. & Kim, A. “Now we want our funk cut: Janelle Monae’s Neo-Afrofuturism.” American Studies 52:4 (2013): 217-230.

Eshun, Kodwo. “Further Considerations of Afrofuturism.” CR: The New Centennial Review3.2 (2003): 287–302.

Griffith, Rick. “The Construct (The Art & Politics of Afrofuturism).” Medium, 25 Sept. 2018,
Heidenreich-Seleme, Lien, and Sean O’Toole, editors. African Futures: Thinking About the Future Through Word and Image. Kerber, 2016.

Imarisha, Walidah, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, Oakland: AK Press, 2015

Iton, Richard. In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Jackson, Sandra, and Julie E. Moody-Freeman, eds. The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.

Jemisin, N.K. How Long ‘til Black Future Month? New York: Orbit, 2018.

Jennings, John, and Stacey Robinson. Black Kirby: In Search of The MotherBoxx Connection. Vol. 2. Cedar Grove Publishing, 2015.

Keeling, Kara. Queer Times, Black Futures. New York: NYU Press, 2019.

Keith, Naima J., and Zoe Whitley, editors. The Shadows Took Shape. Malatjie, 2014.

LaFleur, Ingrid. “What Does The Afrofuture Say?” Medium (May 28, 2020).

The Last Angel of History. (John Akomfrah, 1996, U.K.).

Lavender III, Isiah, editor. Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of A Movement. Ohio State University Press, 2019.

Miller, D. Scot. “AfroSsurreal Generation: Afrosurreal Manifesto.” 20 May 2009.

Nama, Adilifu. Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film. University of Texas Press, 2008.

Nelson, Alondra. “Afrofuturism.” Social Text. 20:2 (July 2002): 1-15.

Nia Centre For The Arts, The Scratch & Mix Project. Blitz Printing House, 2015.

Object of Sound – Afrofuturism is Now

Rebirth of a Nation (Paul D. Miller aka D.J. Spooky, 2007).

Rifkin, Mark. Fictions of Land and Flesh: Blackness, Indigeneity, Speculation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019.

Roussos, Eleni. The Art of Marvel Studios Black Panther: The Art of the Movie. Marvel WorldWide, 2018.

Science Fiction Studies 34:2 (102): “Afrofuturism” (July 2007).

Sofia Samatar. “Toward a Planetary History of Afrofuturism.” Research in African Literatures. 48:4, (2017): 175–191.

Steinskog, Erik. Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies: Culture, Technologies, and Things to Come. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Stotter, Magdalena. “Did You Say Afrofuturism? On Labelling Art.” Queer (In-)Visibilities in the Art of Africa and Beyond, 2 Mar. 2016.

Tiffany E. Barber. “25 Years of Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Thought: Roundtable with Tiffany E. Barber, Reynaldo Anderson, Mark Dery, and Sheree Renée Thomas.” Topia: Canadian Journal Of Cultural Studies. 39:1 (2018): 136-144.

van Veen, Tobias, and Reynaldo Anderson. “Black Lives, Black Politics, Black Futures.” Topia: Canadian Journal Of Cultural Studies. 39:1 (2018): 1-221 .

VerCetty, Quentin and Audrey Hudson. Cosmic Underground Northside: An incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstandings. Vol. 1. Cedar Grove Publishing, 2019.

White, Michelle-Lee, Keith Piper, Alondra Nelson, Arnold J. Kemp, Erika Dalya Muhammad. “Afrotech and Outer Spaces.” Art Journal. 60:3 (Autumn 2001): 90-104.

Wofford, Tobias. “Afrofutures: Africa and the Aesthetics of Black Revolution.” Third Text 31:5-6 (2017): 633-649.

Womack, Ytasha. Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

The X-Files: “The Unnatural” (1999)

Yaszek, Lisa. “Afrofuturism, Science Fiction and the History of the Future.” Socialism and Democracy, vol. 20, no. 3, 2006, pp. 41-60.

Paul Youngquist, Paul. A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016