[ af-roh-fyoo-chuh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˌæf roʊˈfyu tʃəˌrɪz əm /
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a cultural movement that uses the frame of science fiction and fantasy to reimagine the history of the African diaspora and to invoke a vision of a technically advanced and generally hopeful future in which Black people thrive: this movement is expressed through art, cinema, literature, music, fashion, etc.
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Origin of Afrofuturism
OTHER WORDS FROM AfrofuturismAf·ro·fu·tur·ist, noun, adjective
Words nearby Afrofuturism
Afro-Caribbean, Afrocentric, Afro-chain, Afro-comb, Afro-Cuban, Afrofuturism, Afro-Latina, Afro-Latino, Afro-Latinx, Afro-pessimism, Afro-pop
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How to use Afrofuturism in a sentence
Cruising down Haight in a blur of tie-dye-smattered storefronts after seeing Mutu’s show, I found myself contemplating the relationship between Afrofuturism and 1960s counterculture.
The idea of protest became a theme in the film, which also explores concepts such as Afrofuturism.Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ has a place of honor in company’s first virtual season|Celia Wren|December 2, 2020|Washington Post