[ af-roh-fyoo-chuh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˌæf roʊˈfyu tʃəˌrɪz əm /


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.

Origin of Afrofuturism

Afro- + futurism; coined by U.S. author and critic Mark Dery (born 1959) in his essay “Black to the Future” (1993) published in Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture (1994)

Related forms

Af·ro·fu·tur·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019