The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that it has granted the Maine Humanities Council $250,000 to teach people about Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism.
Says Samaa Abdurraqib, Associate Director of the Maine Humanities Council:
People have been really intrigued by these texts that they’ve maybe never heard about before… Or maybe they’ve been curious about sci-fi, and they’ve never read sci-fi by Black and brown authors before.
The program will include Reader’s Retreats with titles from authors such as Octavia E. Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Pauline Hopkins, amongst others, and will send out hundreds of copies of the books across the state for discussion groups.
For more information on the project, see their website.
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