The Broken Earth: Afrofuture Friday

The Broken Earth: Afrofuture FridayThe Broken Earth: Afrofuture Friday

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 6:00 PM – Fri, Apr 12, 2019 8:00 PM The Broken Earth: Afrofuture Friday

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Where: Kheprw Institute

Kheprw Institute 3549 Boulevard Pl Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

AFROFUTURE FRIDAY: A DEEP DIVE INTO N.K. JEMISIN

It’s being said that for those of us into fantasy, we’re no longer in the age of JRR Tolkien, but rather we’re in the age of NK Jemisin. Join us as we begin a three-month deep dive into the work of the phenomenal N.K. Jemisin who has earned every last accolade heaped upon her.

BACKGROUND

The Fifth Season (2015) is the first volume in the Broken Earth series and is followed by The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky. The Fifth Season takes place on a planet with a single supercontinent called the Stillness. Every few centuries, its inhabitants endure what they call a “Fifth Season” of catastrophic climate change.

The society of the Stillness is broken up into many “comms”, “use-castes”, races and species. Such as orogenes, people with the ability to control energy, particularly that of the ground (directly) and temperature (indirectly).

In a prologue, an extraordinarily powerful orogene discusses the sad state of the world and laments the oppression of his race. He then uses his enormous power to fracture the entire continent along its length, threatening to cause the worst Fifth Season in recorded history. The story then follows three female orogenes across the Stillness from different time periods.

In August 2017 it was announced that The Fifth Season is being adapted for television by TNT

We’ll be discussing themes of the book and what it has to say about community, oppression, and most importantly, resistance. As always, we gather at 6p for our listening lab and meal. Discussion begins at 6:30pm.

RESOURCES:

Watch N.K. Jemisin’s acceptance speech and celebrate her unprecedented Hugo Award for Best Novel three-peat: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lFybhRxoVM&feature=youtu.be

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/nk-jemisin-fifth-season-broken-earth-trilogy.html

For Reigning Fantasy Queen N.K. Jemisin, There’s No Escape From Reality “I’m writing about dragons as a black woman, and it’s fucking political.”

N.K. Jemisin’s recent twitter rant – why do we have to mention her race
https://twitter.com/nkjemisin/status/1040075510376747008

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Join us for the Second Friday of each month from 6 to 8pm. As always, there will be food, music and celebration of community.

OUR HOSTS

Maurice Broaddus
A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas includeBuffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.

Rasul Palmer
Rasul Palmer has been an integral part of the Kheprw Institute for over 10 years. He is a natural systems thinker and is always looking at the bigger picture. He has facilitated many community conversations and public forums at Kheprw Institute over the years including series on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and currently he is a co-facilitator for Afrofuture Fridays along with local Indy writer Maurice Broaddus.

This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities along with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Event tags: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indiana Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Broken Earth, Kheprw Institute, Afrofuture Friday

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Fri, Apr 12, 2019 The Broken Earth: Afrofuture Friday

AFROFUTURE FRIDAY: A DEEP DIVE INTO N.K. JEMISIN

It’s being said that for those of us into fantasy, we’re no longer in the age of JRR Tolkien, but rather we’re in the age of NK Jemisin. Join us as we begin a three-month deep dive into the work of the phenomenal N.K. Jemisin who has earned every last accolade heaped upon her.

BACKGROUND

The Fifth Season (2015) is the first volume in the Broken Earth series and is followed by The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky. The Fifth Season takes place on a planet with a single supercontinent called the Stillness. Every few centuries, its inhabitants endure what they call a “Fifth Season” of catastrophic climate change.

The society of the Stillness is broken up into many “comms”, “use-castes”, races and species. Such as orogenes, people with the ability to control energy, particularly that of the ground (directly) and temperature (indirectly).

In a prologue, an extraordinarily powerful orogene discusses the sad state of the world and laments the oppression of his race. He then uses his enormous power to fracture the entire continent along its length, threatening to cause the worst Fifth Season in recorded history. The story then follows three female orogenes across the Stillness from different time periods.

In August 2017 it was announced that The Fifth Season is being adapted for television by TNT

We’ll be discussing themes of the book and what it has to say about community, oppression, and most importantly, resistance. As always, we gather at 6p for our listening lab and meal. Discussion begins at 6:30pm.

RESOURCES:

Watch N.K. Jemisin’s acceptance speech and celebrate her unprecedented Hugo Award for Best Novel three-peat: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lFybhRxoVM&feature=youtu.be

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/nk-jemisin-fifth-season-broken-earth-trilogy.html

For Reigning Fantasy Queen N.K. Jemisin, There’s No Escape From Reality “I’m writing about dragons as a black woman, and it’s fucking political.”

N.K. Jemisin’s recent twitter rant – why do we have to mention her race
https://twitter.com/nkjemisin/status/1040075510376747008

_____

Join us for the Second Friday of each month from 6 to 8pm. As always, there will be food, music and celebration of community.

OUR HOSTS

Maurice Broaddus
A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas includeBuffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.

Rasul Palmer
Rasul Palmer has been an integral part of the Kheprw Institute for over 10 years. He is a natural systems thinker and is always looking at the bigger picture. He has facilitated many community conversations and public forums at Kheprw Institute over the years including series on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and currently he is a co-facilitator for Afrofuture Fridays along with local Indy writer Maurice Broaddus.

This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities along with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.


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