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Further Considerations on Afrofuturism

Eshun, Kodwo. 2003. Further Considerations on Afrofuturism. CR The New Centennial Review, 3(2), pp. 287-302. ISSN 15396630 [Article]

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Imagine a team of African archaeologists from the future—some silicon, some carbon, some wet, some dry—excavating a site, a museum from their past: a museum whose ruined documents and leaking discs are identifiable as belonging to our present, the early twenty-first century. Sifting patiently through the rubble, our archaeologists from the United States of Africa, the USAF, would be struck by how much Afrodiasporic subjectivity in the twentieth century constituted itself through the cultural project of recovery. In their Age of Total Recall, memory is never lost. Only the art of forgetting. Imagine them reconstructing the conceptual framework of our cultural moment from those fragments. What are the parameters of that moment, the edge of that framework?

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1353/ncr.2003.0021

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
1 June 2003Published

Item ID:

2072

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2009 15:42

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 13:27

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2072

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