Since Black Panther there is a new wave of interest in Afrofuturism. Prior to the movie could you imagine the blend of arts, science and technology seen through an AfroCentric len?
Zora Neale Hurston in 1931 wrote about the life of Cudjo Lewis. Lewis was believed to be the last African man alive who had been kidnapped from his village, shackled in the cargo of a ship and forced into slavery in America. Finally, 87 years after Zora Neale Hurston wrote Lewis slave account, the book is being published.
Congratulations Micheal Twitty! He made history by becoming the first black author to win Book of the Year at the James Beard Awards!
Michael W. Twitty is the author of the book The Cooking Gene, and the man behind African American food history blog, Afroculinaria.