Cross-readings along the axes of Promised:
The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto [EN] (2013)
The chastening but hopefully enlivening effect of imagining a world without fantasy boltholes: no portals to the Egyptian kingdoms, no deep dives to Drexciya, no flying Africans to whisk us off to the Promised Land.
Also specific to The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto [EN] (2013):
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