Another Sunday, and we’re at the Season 6 Finale of
Game of Thrones. And damn. That is all. Let’s do this.
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Prince was MAGIC ya’ll. Here… let me tell you why.
Harriet Tubman is finally set to
grace the front cover of the $20 bill. For many it’s a dream come true, especially since folk been “dreaming of Harriet” for a minute.
Image: from a source I won’t name that seemed to be parodying black history with an allusion to “Harriet Tubman in space.” I am both jacking and subverting that sh*t.
So to kick off the new year, and following in the footsteps of fellow writer Troy Wiggins over at
AfroFantasy, looking back on 2015 in my creative life–and what I might hope for in 2016.
In the wake of a controversy over who the culture of an entire continent belongs to within the context of its far-flung descendants (many quite involuntarily flung at that), I revisit a set of blog posts I wrote several years ago regarding speculative fiction, world building, “appropriation” and the Africa of our imaginations. Can one appropriate the self?
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Tagged Africa, African, African-Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Charles Saunders, colonialism, Cultural Appropration, diversity, fantasy, identity, science fiction, Speculative Fiction |