Africanfuturism widens our understanding of people's hopes
More and more dystopian stories examine societal challenges on the African continent. Recently, the Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor defined the concept of Africanfuturism as a sub-genre of science fiction that heavily features African history or culture. What distinguishes this genre? And what can anthropologists and other researchers learn from it?
A conversation about new perspectives in science fiction, featuring:
- Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian-American author (Binti Trilogy)
- Lauren Beukes, South African novelist (Zoo city, The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters, Afterland, etc)
- Patience Mususa, anthropologist with a focus on urbanism in southern Africa
- Moderator: Therese Sjömander Magnusson, director of the Nordic Africa Institute
This conversation was recorded by the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, Utbildningsradion, on 23 September 2022 at the Gothenburg Book Fair.
Organizers: The Nordic Africa Institute, Palaver Press and Doppelgänger publishing house.