What has really interested me in this class is analyzing afrofuturism in different mediums; not just literature. I like that we watch clips of Black Panther and talk about the artistic choices made to portray afrofuturism and the effect it has.
Another thing that has interested me is reading texts that are quite challenging. It is had to come across classes that assign texts written by authors/poets of color.
I would always have to go out of my way to read authors of color but I am glad I am being assigned them in class. The Libretto for the Republic of Liberia was definitely something I may have not come across if it were not for this class. It is a powerful piece. In the beginning of the poem in the DO section, when Tolson writes “Liberia? […] You are the lightening rod of Europe, Canaan’s key, the rope across the abyss, Mehr Licht for the Africa-To-Be!” was a very emotionally provoking quote. The whole section is very proud and powerful. It ignites inspiration and shows Africa in its truest light. Texts like these about Africa are not discussed a lot in college when I feel like they should be.