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Ytasha L. Womack on Afrofuturism

West Englewood


Join us for an exciting conversation on Afrofuturism with the woman who literally wrote the book on it! Author and filmmaker Ytasha L. Womack is a leading expert on Afrofuturism, the imagination and it’s applications. Her book Afrofuturism is the leading primer on the subject, and a Locus Awards Nonfiction Finalist. Her other books include the time travel novel series Rayla 2212. Her films include the Afrofuturist dance film A Love Letter to the Ancestors from Chicago, and she’s currently working on the feature film Bar Star City, featuring a bar in Chicago’s Southside that is a haven for galactic travelers. Her other works include Post Black, and Beats, Rhymes, and Life. Ytasha will be joined in conversation by Chicago Public Library librarian Ashley Rayner.

This program is a part of the 2018-2019 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme Imagine The Future and the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. For more information on other events, visit

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