One critical point underlying Afrofuturism is the persistence of the Black existence into the as-yet-undefined future, so that even if Afrofuturism changes its name, the foundation will persist. We stand at a critical point in this thing called history where we can freeze the moment and recognize our abilities to manipulate the collective timeline for positive change. Creating the future, defining the meaning of the future and our existence in it, I believe, is the power of Afrofuturism. And so Afrofuturism and the concepts connected to it must always be here, if we are to be here. And I believe we will be.

Fantastic Books I’ve Edited: Week VI: Recurrence Plot (And Other Time Travel Tales) by Rasheedah Phillips//The AfroFuturist Affair

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