Reality and Imagination Influence Genius in Sci-Fi

Are there any stories that particularly influenced these novellas? I started writing Binti when I was in a deeply bothered state. Much of the Binti series came from personal struggles, narratives, and imaginings. I can’t really name any novels that were a specific influence. When I look back, I can see flashes of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley ofContinue reading “Reality and Imagination Influence Genius in Sci-Fi”

Heroes of Black Science Fiction

In the late 1980s, Butler published her Xenogenesis trilogy—Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988) and Imago (1989). This series of books explores issues of genetics and race. To insure their mutual survival, humans reproduce with aliens known as the Oankali. Butler received much praise for this trilogy. She went on to write the two-installment Parable series—Parable of the Sower (1993) and Parable of theContinue reading “Heroes of Black Science Fiction”

Phinda Ufak’ugesi: For The Love of the Electronic Sound

Buzzing with the adrenaline inducing sounds of Jungle inna mi newly dread-less hed … I remain in awe of Music, its healing and revealing powers … feeling great and newly liberated but still feeling rather weird … the music helps …heals visible and invisible wounds …and as Marley sang “When it hits u feel noContinue reading “Phinda Ufak’ugesi: For The Love of the Electronic Sound”

On the dangers of Self-Help Guru’s

The pursuit of Wisdom as a precondition to joy, happiness and proximity to the Divine is as ancient as the Step Pyramids of ancient Kemet and Nubia, older than the plethora of temples in all of the East and beyond. Humanity’s search for the knowledge that would free us from what we perceive as ignoranceContinue reading “On the dangers of Self-Help Guru’s”

Compositionz -Undoing The Other-ring

After viewing Sphephelo Mnguni’s exhibition for the first time, I wanted to remark that his work, although probing into uncomfortable racial and gendered narratives, appears to NOT BE ANGRY. Yes, there is a lot of red and a lot of aspects that provoke one to reflect with concern over the un-transformed state of our UrbanContinue reading “Compositionz -Undoing The Other-ring”

Timelessness /Sonininanini

  What is time, beyond the Defined beyond the measurements and instruments …In what dimension is time / a fundamental and realistic feature? —factor in anything, any material and condition and experience Does it all manifest in time or is taking place in a Circle or cyclic stages of a wheel revolving in time, onContinue reading “Timelessness /Sonininanini”

Revolutionary Ideas worth sharing

http://www.asante.net/articles/1/afrocentricity/ “The Afrocentric paradigm is a revolutionary shift in thinking proposed as a constructural adjustment to black disorientation, decenteredness, and lack of agency. The Afrocentrist asks the question, “What would African people do if there were no white people?”  In other words, what natural responses would occur in the relationships, attitudes toward the environment, kinship patterns, preferencesContinue reading “Revolutionary Ideas worth sharing”

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