Assembling radical Black futurity. in Cosmic underground northside: An incantation of Black Canadian speculative discourse and innerstandings, 43-53
Cosmic Underground Northside operates as a seminal collection consisting of works from cross-generations and pan-national Black creatives and cultural producers from Canada. This generous book offers a glimpse of different innerstandings, a profound comprehension or conviction within one’s spirit or soul. We consider the following: what does Afrofuturism look like from a Canadian perspective? What are the unique elements of artistic expression in Black Canadian art? Considering Canada's history on Indigenous land, how do Black Canadians imagine their future in a colony that promotes erasure, yet claims multiculturalism? So ah wah dis? Qu'est-ce que c'est? Kisa sa ye? Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstanding is an archival book comprised of diasporic dialogues around liberation and spirituality. Significant contributions of poems, lyrics, prose, short stories and other expressive forms of literature along with vibrant illustrations, photographs, posters, mixed-media digital and analog rendered artworks by over 100 talented, gifted Black Canadian scholars and creatives. This is who we are.
Rosalind Hampton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in the Department of Social Justice. Hampton’s teaching and research include Black radical thought; Black studies at the university level; Black contemporary art and critical creative praxis; and Black women’s autobiography and storytelling.
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