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Afro-Hemispheric Performance

Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet

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The Concepts of Ori and Human Destiny in Traditional Yoruba Thought: A Soft- Deterministic Interpretation

Oladele Abiodun Balogun

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Groundings on Rasanblaj with M. Jacqui Alexander


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Afrofuturism 2.0 and The Black Speculative Art Movement - Notes on a Manifesto

Reynaldo Anderson

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Introduction, Future Texts

Alondra Nelson

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Performance Trace: Staged Actions, Live Art, and Performance Made for the Camera

Yona Backer

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Notes on the Crisis of Black American Performance Art

Owens Clifford

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Between the Body and the Flesh: Sex and Gender

Tavia Nyong’o

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Women in Masquerade and Performance

Judith Bettelheim

Malungaje: Toward a Poetics of Diaspora

Jerome C. Branche

Nation and the Cold War: Reflections on the Circuitous Routes of African Diaspora Studies

Lisa Brock

Papo Colo


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“The Interaction of Coloreds” (2002, 2018) and Racialized Online Identity.

Ekin Erkan

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The Fact of Blackness

Frantz Fanon

Introduction: Documenting Blackness at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jason Fox & Mia Mask

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Figuring Blackness in Modern and Contemporary African Diaspora Visual Cultures

Jacqueline Francis

Retratos en Blanco y Afro. Liliana Angul

Giraldo Escobar, Sol Astrid

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Poetics of Relation

Edouard Glissant

Exercises For rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy

Guillermo Gomez Peña and Roberto Sinfuente

Introduction: Who Needs 'Identity'?

Stuart Hall

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No Humans Involved: An Open Letter to My Colleagues

Sylvia Wynter

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Carlos Martiel and the Transnational Politics of the Black Body

Marelys Valencia

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The Power of the Story

Michael-Rolph Troullot

iss Canadiana Confronts the Mythologies of Nationhood and the im/possibility of African Diasporic Memory in Toronto

Camille Turner

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Racial Kitsch and Black Performance

Tavia Nyong’o

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Black Fusionist Society

Antoine Williams

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Afropessimism (2020)

Frank B. Wilderson III

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Ain't I a Woman Black Women and Feminism (1987)

bell hooks

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Critical Race Theory (1995)

Jean Stefancic & Richard Delgado

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Monster Theory: Reading Culture (1996)

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

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Wild Seed (1980)

Octavia E. Butler

Dawn (1987)

Octavia Butler

The Warmth of Other Suns (2010)

Isbelle Wickerson

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The Fire Next Time (1963)

James Baldwin

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Lovecraft Country (2016)

Matt Ruff

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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (2018)

Ta-nehisi Coates

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Watchmen (1986)

Alan Moore

No Longer Human (1948)

Osamu Dazai

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There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir (2018)

Casey Gerald

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2006)

James Baldwin

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LAAB MAGAZINE #0: Dark Matter

Ronald Wimberly et al

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The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto

Martine Syms

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Se Te Subió El Santo

Tiona McClodden

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Style of Attack Report

Metropolarity

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Sleeping Under the Tree of Life

Sheree Renée Thomas

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Experiments in Joy: A Workbook

Gabrielle Civil

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CAS 2016-17 Catalog

PromptPress #11

guest edited by Anaïs Duplan

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Love Land. Love People.

Keren Alfred

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Blacks and the Environment (1987)

Robert Bullard & Beverly Hendrix Wright

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In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World (2009)

Judith Ann Carney

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Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009)

Camille Dungy

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Grassroots Activism: An Exploration of Women of Color’s Role in the Environmental Justice Movement (2009)

Shirley A. Rainey & Glenn S. Johnson

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Black on Earth (2010)

Kimberly Ruffin

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The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States (2013)

Mark Fiege

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (2015)

Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Are there two different versions of environmentalism, one “white”, one “black”? (2014)

Brentin Mock

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Black Faces, White Spaces (2014)

Carolyn Finney

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Environmentalism’s Racist History (2015)

Jedediah Purdy

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Octavia’s Brood (2015)

adrienne maree brown & Walidah Imarisha

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Emergent Strategy (2017)

adrienne mare brown

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We Bleed Like Mango (2017)

Ashia Ajani

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None (2018)

Kathryn Yusoff

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Farming While Black (2018)

Leah Penniman

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Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement (2018)

Monica M. White

M Archive: After the End of the World (2018)

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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Black Women are Leading the Way in Environmental Justice (2019)

Samantha Willis

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Environmental Ethics: A Short Introduction (2019)

Robin Attfield

2019 Grist 50


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The Great Land Robbery

Vann R. Newkirk II

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The Afro-Caribbean Mythopoetic Tradition

manuel arturo abreu

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Tuntún de pasa y grifería (1937)

Luis Palés Matos

The Kingdom of This World (1949)

Alejo Carpentier

In the Castle of My Skin (1953)

George Lamming

Shadows Move Among Them (1951)

Edgar Mittelholzer

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The Ripening (1959)

Edouard Glissant

Palace of the Peacock (1960)

Wilson Harris

Hills of Hebron (1962)

Sylvia Wynter

The Children of Sisyphus (1968)

Orlando Patterson

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Black Midas

Jan Carew

Notebook of a Return to My Native Land (1939)

Aime Cesaire

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Crick, Crack, Monkey (1970)

Merle Hodges

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Another Life (1973)

Derek Walcott

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Tablero: doce cuentos de lo popular a lo culto (1978)

Aida Cartagena Portalatin

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982)

Audre Lorde

At the Bottom of the River (1983)

Jamaica Kincaid

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Bake-Face and Other Guava Stories (1986)

Opal Palmer Adisa

Myal (1988)

Erna Brodber

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The Arrival of the Snake Woman and other stories (1989)

Olive Senior

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Her True-True Name (1989)

Pamela Mordecai

Texaco (1992)

Patrick Chamoiseau

Middle Passages (1992)

Kamau Brathwaite

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The Armstrong Trilogy (1994)

Roy Heath

Autobiography of My Mother (1996)

Jamaica Kincaid

The Nature of Blood (1997)

Caryl Phillips

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The Farming of Bones (1998)

Edwidge Danticat

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Midnight Robber (2000)

Nalo Hopkinson

Xango Music (2001)

Geoffrey Philip

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A Map to the Door of No Return Notes to Belonging (2001)

Dionne Brand

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When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio (2004)

Marta Moreno Vega

Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory and the Sacred (2005)

M Jacqui Alexander

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Directed by Desire: The Complete Poems of June Jordan (2005)

June Jordan

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Yoruba from Cuba: Selected Poems of Nicolas Guillen (2005)

Nicolas Guillen

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Zong! (2008)

M NourbeSe Philip

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Homing Instincts / Querencias (2014)

Nancy Morejón

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The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim (2018)

Marcia Douglas

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The CAS in the News

The Center for Afofuturist Studies (CAS)

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Iowa City center's visiting muralist hopes to build a virtual Black mythology from the ashes of an 1898 white supremacist coup d'etat (2020)

Isaac Hamlet

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Afrofuturist artists highlight Black history you likely didn’t learn in school with new website (2020)

Genevieve Trainor

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These art exhibits were made for this socially distant moment (2020)

Alison Gowans

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Queer Art Workers Reflect: Anaïs Duplan On “Becoming a Better Lover”—Not Just in a Romantic Sense (2020)

Dessane Lopez Cassell

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Supporting Black Lives Through the Arts (2020)

Dellyssa Edinboro

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Exhibit Time Now For Ghosts explores connection between blackness and the natural world

Samantha Murray

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Four Groups Are Recipients of New Grants to Support Black Arts Organizations (2018)

Monica Uszerowicz

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Dearest Future: A Love Note for Iowa City's Public Space One (2018)

Rachel Kauff

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Photos: A dazzling Dazzle Crawl in Iowa City

Cliff Jette (2018)

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Space (or Iowa City) Is the Place: Inside the New Center for Afrofuturist Studies (2016)

Carey Dunne

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New Center for Afrofuturist Studies brings Iowa City to the intersection of art, race and technology (2016)

Genevieve Trainor

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Worlds Collide at The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (2016)

Antwaun Sargent

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State grant to support I.C. program for black artists (2016)

Holly Hines

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Afro futurism: Collaboration between PromptPress and the Center for Afrofuturist Studies is coming

Isaac Hamlet

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To confront systemic racism in Iowa City, a mural won't be enough

Dellyssa Edinboro

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