Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Methods of Speculation in African Popular Culture

Authored by: Nedine Moonsamy

Routledge Handbook of African Popular Culture

Print publication date:  May  2022
Online publication date:  May  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367483869
eBook ISBN: 9781003080855
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As the interest in speculative arts and science fiction on the continent continues to grow, there is a discernible grappling with the influence and interruption of global forms – including that of Afrofuturism – which bifurcates the practice and the experience of African speculative imaginaries. In an attempt to provide a methodological form for addressing these nuanced positionalities, this chapter makes use of the three main categorical distinctions used by the Waste Hierarchy – reduce, reuse and recycle.

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