Scottish BAME Writers Network: Afrofuturism - Present Realities, Possible Futures

How can Afrofuturism help the African diaspora in Scotland engender a better future for today? Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that combines science-fiction, history and fantasy to reimagine the history of the African diaspora, while invoking hopeful and technically advanced speculative Black futures. This fluid ideology has empowered Black artists including Octavia E Butler, George Clinton, Namwali Serpell and Jean-Michel Basquiat to reconstruct representations of Blackness in popular culture. Today, Eilidh Akilade talks to writer and Black feminist Clementine E Burnley, artist and researcher Natasha Thembiso Ruwona and writer T L Huchu to discuss the potential that Afrofuturism has to build community in the Black diaspora in Scotland, and to connect on a common past, present and future. Curated by the Scottish BAME Writers Network.

This is a live event with an author Q&A. Authors and participants will be on stage, in the venue.

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