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African Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction

Guide to African Scifi (Tags: africa, africanfuturism, african scifi, afrofuturism, science fiction, scifi, speculative fiction)

Introductory Articles and Overviews

The following articles give useful overviews or histories of Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, African SciFi , Black SciFi, and African Speculative Fiction as well as discussions of how and whether these terms should be defined and delineated.

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Biographical Sources

History and Politics

Folklore and Mythology

To find more folklore, try search the BU Library Search for: 

SUBJECT: Folklore-- Africa (For more results, replace the bold text with the name of a specific country.) 

SUBJECT: Yoruba (African people) -- Folklore (For more results, replace the bold text with the name of a specific people/ culture.)

An exception: SUBJECT: Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)-- Folklore

To find more, try searching the BU Library Search for:

SUBJECT: Legends-- Africa (For more results, try substituting a  specific country or culture in place of the bold text.)

Religion and Philosophy

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