Your Black History month reading doesn’t need to be all history–The Portalist has a nice list of Black science fiction and fantasy authors to check out! (It includes a couple interviews as well).
At Okay Africa, Alyssa Klein interviews Laolu Senbanjo about working on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” “It was so emotional. It was powerful, mind-blowing. Being someone of her power, status, speaking up for women, speaking up for Black Lives Matter, empowerment. To be part of that… she has an amazing vision. […]
At Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, author Nisi Shawl offers “A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction.” In 1909 Harvard’s president, Charles W. Eliot, issued a 51-volume anthology he claimed could provide its owners with a complete liberal arts education. In the same vein, I’ve pulled […]
Watch Nigerian writer and director Nosa Igbinedion’s Oya: The Coming Of The Orishas here.
Chronicles of Harriet profiles Black African artists who work in speculative fiction: Loyiso Mkizse; Tobe “Max Spectre” Ezeogu; Setor Fiadzigbey; and the artist of Kiro’o Games.
A gallery of photographs of people of African descent from the Victorian era. (Via Kit Marlowe)