Future Splendor: Celebrating A New Renaissance is an Afrofuturist, speculative fiction collection of short stories and poetry honoring the 2020s and beyond. Echoing the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, Future Splendor features emerging and award-winning writers who share their visions of the future filled with liberation, joy, empowerment, and the turbulent process to get there. This collection takes you through the surreal present, the ambitious future, and awe-inspiring outer space through the perspectives of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) voices. The works include journeys to defeat gentrifying witches, discovery of the self and the memories we hold, our roots and the impulses that cast us into the future.
Contributors include Sheree Renée Thomas, WC Dunlap, Russell Nichols, A. A. Poku, Ana Marie Boyd, Ariel So, Alexandria Trujillo, Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, Jordan Penland, Jacqueline Rose, Kai Adia, Lorraine Bonner, Lucas Pincer-Flynn, Mia S. Willis, Morgan Goode, Nancy Kirolos, Rose Ivy, S. Rupsha Mitra, Zainab Shahzad
WHAT IS EVERYONE SAYING?
"This book is wonderful! It’s about the real, the unreal, joy and pain, memories of love lost and love found."
– Billie J. Green, Former President of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP
"Future Spendor is a cultural explosion: transformative, liberating, and commanding....a creative melding of masterful literary explorations of tradition, memory and the future... we feel the spirits, the ancestors, and blazing trumpets of Afrofuturism in the Black aesthetic... we are thankful for this inspiring, engaging contribution."
– Dr. Elaine Parker-Gills, Professor of African American Studies
"High-energy, fresh, a volume that invokes ancestral wisdom as it flows with the gravity pull of BIPOC futurities."
– Prof. Laura Harris of English and World Literature and Africana Studies at Pitzer College
Future Splendor: Celebrating a New Renaissance
Print Book: 206 Pages, Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm), Standard Black & White, 60# White, Hardcover, Matte Cover
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