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Black Futures
Black Futures | Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
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An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony; a luminous map to navigate a dark and disorienting present; an infinite geography of possible futures What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of workimages, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and moreto tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. The book presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics. In answering the question of what it means to be Black and alive, Black Futures opens a prismatic vision of possibility for every reader.
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PhoenixRISING2x
Black Futures | Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham

Something else ppl should know. The text font is not always appropriate for the material. Sometimes too small, as if scanned to .pdf.

Happens most frequently toward the beginning.

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PhoenixRISING2x
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I didn't like it like I thought I would.

It coveys a lot of different types of blackness, but not that much I could relate to outside of BLM.

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Such a phenomenal collection of works gathered from around the world!!!! The diversity is exquisite! Each piece is so powerful. The division of sections was well-done. I love that the editors did not just choose creators from particular areas or careers; they strived for and achieved reflecting the rich, innumerable experiences of black people. The collection shows the tough realities of being black but also provides hope and love.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Well I made a mistake. This is not a book to check out from the library where you gave limited time to absorb it. The vast range if topics is exceptional. The people I had not heard or, the sections I never thought of (horses?).
My only complaint would be that some of the screen grabs were so tiny this book finally pushed me to make the eye appointment I had been putting off.
Gorgeously done book that needs your time.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Haters are people who read with no resume and critique with no credentials - is that you?

A Lesson In Reading by Jerome Harris

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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There Are Black People In The Future
Alisha Wormsley

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Black Futures | Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
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On Octavia Butler from the section:

Far Beyond The Stars by Ayana Jamieson

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Yetunde Olagbaju

DrexEdit This was a pretty amazing book! 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Black Futures | Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
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My library is doing this amazing thing where they will mail your books to you for free! It came about due to lockdowns and it is fantastic. You have to return the book yourself but how great is this for disabled people who cannot get to the library when their books are randomly ready?

LoverOfLearning Awesome accommodation! 1y
Librariana I love it!! Yay libraries! 😍 1y
Nute Way to go, Library!!!👍🏽 1y
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bnp
Black Futures | Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
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The tagged book is a collection of of ways the African American community is speaking& acting to care for itself. Beautiful book to read from every day.

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bnp
Black Futures | Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
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Started two books yesterday. Black futures is a browsing book, words and pictures/artwork about what it's like to be black now.

The standouts I looked at last night are GirlTrek, an organization that uses walking to build black women's health & activism (GirlTrek.org) and Gayby Love, Linda Villarosa's description of her decision to have children and her relationship to activism. Artwork by Florine Demosthene & Jordan Castreel.
#FabulousFebruary

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Bindrosbookshelf
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This isn‘t out in physical copy where I live got a few months so I was able to request and get this ebook through my library.

This is a collection of everything, poetry, artwork, interviews that all capture Black artists, Black activists and the spirit of archiving the present for the Black future. Amazing and I‘m looking forward to having the physical copy soon! 5 stars.

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Bookwormjillk
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The magazine format of this book didn‘t 100% work for me as an audiobook, but the great readers and pertinent topics made up for it. I‘m waiting for a physical copy to come in from the library, and I think that will be better.

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Bookwormjillk
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Is anyone interested in doing buddy reads for Roxanne Gay‘s bookclub? Not sure how it would work- maybe just read and discuss here the last week of the month? Comment below if interested.

j9brown I'm a little interested, but that first book is a new and pretty pricey hardcover and I'm feeling a little cheap so soon after the holidays 😬😝 I may still jump in, so if you do decide to discuss these, I'm down to be on the list! 2y
Bookwormjillk @j9brown yeah, I used a credit to get the audiobook but now I‘m seeing that there‘s illustrations so I‘m hoping that my library hold comes in on time 2y
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Patchshank
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https://lithub.com/roxane-gay-is-starting-a-book-club-and-you-can-join/

Just is case anyone is interested. Seems interesting. The tagged book is the book for January.

Karisa Love her! Thanks! 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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@sprainedbrain here's the 2021 line up for Gay's book club, in case you don't want to bother with Twitter! I don't think she's put out any info beyond this list (and the fantastic club name)

sprainedbrain Thank you! Screenshot done. 😉 I haven‘t read any of the others, and a couple were on my radar, so I‘m definitely going to read along. I love that she‘s listed all of the books well ahead of time! 2y
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SW-T
Black Futures | Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
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Roxanne Gay is starting a book club. The tagged book is their first read. She‘ll be posting more details soon. Believe it‘s open to anyone who‘s interested.

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sprainedbrain
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This book is amazing...a collection of essays, poetry, social media posts, photographs, art and way more. I had a Galley (read as a PDF on my computer for full color) and supplemented with audio (some of my favorite narrators like Bahni Turpin, Robin Miles, and Dominic Hoffman), but I‘m definitely getting a copy in print.

My review: https://sprainedbrain.blog/2020/12/19/review-black-futures-edited-by-kimberly-dr...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

TheKidUpstairs Did you see Roxane Gay's Twitter thread about her new book Club? This is the January pick. 2y
sprainedbrain @TheKidUpstairs I did not... have been avoiding Twitter, but I‘m definitely going to go check that out. 2y
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