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Why is Afrofuturism important…and why should melanated writers project in its direction vs. Sci-Fi?

Why is Afrofuturism important…and why should melanated writers project in its direction vs. Sci-Fi?

Rise in Excellence,

I am DjaDja N Medjay, an Afrofuturistic author by title in Eurocentric tones…but much more in a melanated vision.

In this writing we will explore the importance of Afrofuturism and why melanated writers should project in its direction vs. in the direction of Sci-Fi. First, let us define what is Afrofuturism and what is Sci-Fi, so our neurons can project comparative images within our thoughts, giving our mind the possibility to dissolve neural pathways that embody the latter (Sci-Fi).

AFROFUTURISM is an exonym created by Mark Derry in 1991. Mark Derry is an American author, lecturer and cultural critic who first coined the term in his essay Black to the Future:

“Speculative fiction that treats African-American themes and addresses African-American concerns in the context of twentieth- century techno culture –and, more generally, African American signification that appropriates images of technology and a prosthetically enhanced future—might, for want of a better term, be called Afrofuturism.” – Black to the Future by Mark Derry

However, Mark’s viewpoint, although somewhat valid, does not express the fullness of what Afrofuturism means to Nubians. Firstly, we do not speculate about life with a fictional approach, WE LIVE LIFE AND ASK FOR ASSISTANCE INNERSTANDING.

Secondly, we can never truly be a part of TECHNOCULTURE naturally or as an expression of our culture, due to the following definition of techno culture:

“social reception and representation of technology in literature and popular culture from the Romantic Era to the present…” – Techno culture from Frankenstein to Cyberpunk

…our stories of working with the technology of nature predated the Romantic Era.

NUBIANS (African, Black, Negro all exonyms themselves…including Nubian) have adapted the term to project sounds and images based on their natural symbiotic relationship with Natural NATURE. Producing not only a wide physical electrical library on the Internet but even a wider archive within the ethers themselves. However, as with most projections expressed by a culture, it tends to be absorbed by outside cultural views then monetized, losing much of its original meaning.

Sci-Fi or Science Fiction is a Eurocentric endonym or expression of Eurocentric Perception of nature and the movements of matter on and outside the atmosphere of Earth. Science Fiction is a Eurocentric construct of thought. An artistic projection of images and sounds designed to manipulate processing speeds of human behavior and NATURE beyond the natural progression of natural MIND…through artificial means. The first strong and recognized usage of this word occurred in the 1920’s with American publisher Hugo Gernsback who saw the future filled with advanced technology. Although Mary Shelley is credited with the invention of the genre when she authored Frankenstein.

And what was Frankenstein about…beyond the fantastical analogies of life and the human spirit?

Assembling dead body-parts from assorted beings who were not necessarily directly blood-related…into one being…then running extremes levels of electricity through its body robbed from the skies…THAT’S ALIVE?


With these definitions in MIND, we can look at the importance of Nubian melanated writers using Afrofuturism or their unfiltered culture as a basis for their works versus Science Fiction. Currently many Nubian writers seek to gain authenticity, acceptance, and fame within Eurocentric genres to get their way in the ‘door’.

But…where does that door lead to?

Sci-Fi and its extensions – Horror and Fantasy, have radically changed the world in the past 50 years. Although a few movies within this genre have expressed genuine concern for human’s treatment of nature and cautionary messages, a good majority have programmed its viewers to think in apocalyptic undertones. These films and literature have altered fashion, music, video games and colloquialisms to such a degree that a film like IDIOCRACY has become all too real.

Nubians have the compacity to efficiently absorb light and sound into the body through movement, the senses and conceptual thought at will. Once inside it is processed based on the mainframe and template created over the course of their lives. After this process is completed (literally within moments) it is then projected outwards in a lively and engaging way…that makes others follow. Remember our senses transform light and sound into chemical signals that get stored in the brain which gives the mind and soul a sort of laptop to engage with the physical world.

Nubians are natural biological transmitters.

For the last few years, our involvement in Sci-Fi has helped catapult ideas of dystopia, apocalypse, and anti-hero mentality…which is totally opposite of our culture. In the case of Jordan Peele’s GET OUT, it literally opened a door for others to participate within this mindset of writing. His follow-up films carry the spirit of Horror as an undertone. Tones carry notes, notes carry sound that reverberate in our minds and gives us a frame of reference the next time we HEAR that NOTE.


Our cultural practices for the most part strived to communicate with our recently transitioned for guidance and spiritual sustenance. Honestly, MA and US may be outstanding films (to some degree), yet, I have decided not to watch these films to find out what scope that may be since they appear to be in the mindset of dystopia and horror.


With these comparisons in mind, it would make sense for Nubian Writers to seek to embody our cultural practices that move in the direction of Positivity and incorporate technology based on the synergy of the melanated body with nature and cosmic forces.

…at least that is my personal feeling.

One more thing to think about…ART imitates LIFE and VICE VERSA…

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