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Afrofutures and Astro Black travel: A passport to melanated futures Paperback – 11 Sep 2016
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Juice Aleem had always been told that he was a space cadet so it's more than fitting his first book is all about space travel. An artist, father, chocolate fan, and now writer, still living somewhere out there.
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I was able to Google any facts about which I wanted to discover more. Though, if I have any constructive criticism, I would say that I would have loved a reference section so I know where I could go directly to find out more.
There is a huge range of essential knowledge especially for melanted (but also for all) people to learn from. It is written in short, succinct and manageable chunks to be easily digested. I feel it offers a great place to start for those who know nothing of African history (though I know that isn't the purpose of the book) as it is teeming with facts on the Panthers, Biblical references pertaining to black people, Rasta, Nation of Islam, The Haitian Revolution, etymology, to name but a few.
My hope is that Juice Aleem's next project is writing a version for children as what is contained in this book needs to be made available on every level and as early as possible. If readers take on board the messages of this book, I truly believe that futures and outlooks can be changed to more become much more visionary. Given we are in the era of Trump, this book is right on time.
What was created then, can be created again and again. We're all on a space ship.
At seventy-five pages, Aleem's work literally reads like a passport; it charts some of the spaces where Afrofuturist thought is present, such as music, film, fashion, and literature, providing the reader with a myriad of examples of Afrofuturist work, from Octavia Butler to FKA Twigs.
This book starts as it means to go on, encouraging the reader to empower themselves through a paradigm shift in thinking about the ever-illusive ideas of Blackness and the future.
What I like most about this book, is that it does not fall into the trap of over-emphasising the prevalence of the usual 'isms and phobias' within modern history, nor does it discriminate in terms its intended audience.
Through clever use of word-play and the agglomeration of wisdom and insight from a variety of artists and thinkers, Aleem's work functions like a 'red pill' that is is easily digestible, and readies the neural pathways for contemplating as he puts it, "a melanated future..."
-J. Griffith Rollefson, University College Cork