Be immersed in the world of Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a Locus Awards Nonfiction Finalist. Both Afrofuturism and Rayla 2212 are taught in high schools and Universities around the world. Also check out Ytasha's previous books Post Black: How A New Generation is Redefining African American Identity and Beats Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop
Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and all social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves.
TRAYLA 2212 follows Rayla Illmatic, a third generation citizen of Planet Hope, a former Earth colony that has claimed its independence. But all isn't what it seems in this world where time and space shift at will. This story ties reincarnation, space travel, virtual worlds and love.
Rayla is Mars bound but the deep waters below the red world’s crust uncover a mysterious waterway. A web of myth, mystery, love and the future, Rayla must face her nowness and navigate the fluid streams of existence that remix her new found reality. This is the second volume in the Rayla 2212 series.