Monday, 1 August 2016

Science Fiction Has Ancient Roots In Africa

The Dogon people of Mali believe they are the descendants of an extra-terrestrial race from the Sirius B star system, and the Zulu in South Africa trace their name and origin story to somewhere just beyond the heavens.

The African continent is home to a tradition of creation myths that on closer inspection bear a striking resemblance to speculative science fiction - which is one reason Wanuri Kahiu, a filmmaker from Kenya, rejects the idea that African audiences are somehow less drawn to the opportunity the science fiction genre provides to imagine all the progress of a limitless world.

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