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9 Afrofuturism Books That Explore the Past, Present, and Future

These reads are a great introduction to an essential genre.

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  • Photo Credit: Cover of Octavia Butler's 'Dawn.'
Dawn

Dawn

By Octavia E. Butler

Dhalgren

Dhalgren

By Samuel R. Delany

Skin Folk

Skin Folk

By Nalo Hopkinson

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Brown in the Girl Ring

By Nalo Hopkinson

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The Fifth Season

By N.K. Jemisin

The Deep

The Deep

By Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

Afrofuturism Everfair

Everfair

By Nisi Shawl

Afrofuturism books My Soul to Keep

My Soul to Keep

By Tananarive Due

Zone One Colson Whitehead

Zone One

By Colson Whitehead