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Afrofuturism, n.

[‘A movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history and culture.’]
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌafrəʊˈfjuːtʃ(ə)rɪz(ə)m/, U.S. /ˌæfroʊˈfjutʃərɪzəm/

Origin: Formed within English, by compounding. Etymons: Afro- comb. form, futurism n.
Etymology: < Afro- comb. form + futurism n. (compare quot. 1993).

A movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history and culture.
1993 M. Dery in South Atlantic Q. 92 736 African-American concerns in the context of twentieth-century technoculture..might, for want of a better term, be called ‘Afrofuturism’.
1997 J. F. Szwed Space is Place(1998) 137 Some might call this black science fiction..; or maybe ‘Afrofuturism’, where..Afro-American folk religions are used as sacred technologies to control virtual realities.
2003 Pop. Music 22 343 In a different vein of musical Afro-futurism, George Clinton and his band Parliament-Funkadelic also drew heavily upon space and alien themes.
2008 R. M. Juang & N. Morrissette Afr. & Americas I. 72/2 Afrofuturism is not just a literary movement. It has drawn adherents from across the whole spectrum of the arts.
 
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