AFROFUTURIST COMICS: Sankofa and the Black Speculative Re-Imagination with Dr. Nalo Hopkinson and John Jennings
June 5, 2020

On Thurs., June 25, bestselling authors and UC Riverside professors Dr. Nalo Hopkinson and Prof. John Jennings will be the featured guests at an online event titled, Afrofuturist Comics: Sankofa and the Black Speculative Re-Imagination.

Hopkinson and Jennings will discuss their most recent publications, House of Whispers Vol. 1: The Power Divided (The Sandman Universe) and Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation.

Both authors will discuss their work in the science fiction and Afrofuturism genres, writing graphic novels, and why they chose to donate their scholarship to the UCR Library.

They will also answer questions from viewers; attendees who RSVP will receive a link they can use to submit questions at least 48 hours in advance.

This event will be the first in a series called Faculty Profiles in Research, Art and Innovation, hosted by the UCR Library, and is open to all members of the UC Riverside community and surrounding areas.

Please RSVP in order to receive the link to join the livestream broadcast from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time on June 25.

Coming up next in the Faculty Profiles in Research, Art & Innovation series:

  • Summer quarter: Susan Straight, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing
  • Fall quarter: Dr. Clifford E. Trafzer, Distinguished Professor of History and Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs

Dates for summer and fall quarter will be announced soon.