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Afrofuturismo. A Talk by Fábio Kabral

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​Fábio Kabral and Karolina Desireé of Brazil are theorists and activists of Brazilian Afrofuturismo, a movement that encompasses theory, activism, literature and comics, visual and performing arts, and fashion and design.​

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November 9, 2021
7-8:30 p.m. EST
via Zoom
In Portuguese with English interpretation

Open to the public.

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
​by November 8, 6:00 pm.​

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​​Fábio Kabral ​

​Afrofuturismo is different from Anglo-Afrofuturism in that it draws on the Yoruba religious tradition and images, and envisions revenge and retribution for five centuries of enslavement, displacement, and cultural violence. Fábio's novels are set in Ketu Three, a New World city of “melanized” men and women who were abducted from their home planet by aliens. Yoruba spirit magic powers the city’s psychic phones, flying cars, power​ generators, computers, and food production, and vigilante cyber-mutants relentlessly punish corruption, racism, and sexual violence.​

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Questions? braham@udel.edu​​

​Supported by generous contributions from the Paul R. Jones Initiative Anti-Racism Grant, the University of Delaware Faculty Senate Cultural Activities and Public Events fund(CAPE), the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Latin ​American &Iberian Studies program, and the Global Studies Program.​​

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