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Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past. First coined by Mark Dery in 1993, and explored in the late 1990s through conversations led by scholar Alondra Nelson,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Afrofuturism addresses themes and concerns of the African Diaspora through a technoculture and science fiction lens, encompassing a range of media and artists with a shared interest in envisioning black futures that stem from Afrodiasporic experiences.<ref name=history-future>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }} NB: Open Access version also available</ref> Seminal Afrofuturistic works include the novels of Samuel R. Delany and Octavia Butler; the canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the photography of Renée Cox; and the explicitly extraterrestrial mythoi of Parliament-Funkadelic, the Jonzun Crew, Warp 9, Deltron 3030, and Sun Ra.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


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Intro  History  Themes  Bibliography  References  References  [[Afrofuturism?section=External</a>_links|External</a> links]]  

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