Infinitum

- An Afrofuturist Tale

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Infinitum
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
18-03-2021
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
288
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Afrofuturism, a movement that began in the Black community during the early 20th Century as an escape from racial hostility, economic turmoil, and aggressive policing, is enjoying a renaissance witnessed by the record-breaking success of creative projects, including the Oscar-winning Marvel Studios film, Black Panther; Regina King's Emmy-winning HBO superhero tale, Watchmen; Janelle Monae's hit album, Dirty Computer; Jordan Peele's provocative feature Get Out; Octavia Butler's famed science fiction novel, Kindred; and Beyonce's visual album Black Is King. Now comes Afrofuturist Tim Fielder's beautifully written and rendered INFINITUM. In INFINITUM, King Aja Oba and Queen Lewa are revered across the African continent for their impressive political and military skills. Yet the future of their kingdom is in jeopardy, for the royal couple do not have an heir of their own. When the King kidnaps his son born to a concubine, Obinrin, she curses Oba with the "gift" of immortality. After enjoying long, wonderful lives both, Queen Lewa and the crown prince die naturally, leaving the ageless bereaved King Oba heartbroken and alone. Taking advantage of Oba's vulnerability, enemy nations rise to power and kill the king - or so they think. King Aja Oba survives the fatal attack, finally realizing the bitter fruit of Obinrin's curse. For millennia, the immortal Oba wanders the earth, mourning his lost subjects and searching for a new kingdom. His journey leads him across time, allowing him to witness the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the New World, and the American Civil Rights Movement. The expansion of global technology brings about intergalactic travel, first contact with an alien species, and conflicts within and ultimately outside the known universe. Thrust into these seminal events, Oba, now known by many as "John," faces harrowing decisions that will determine mankind's physical and spiritual trajectory. In 280 plus stunningly emotional and evocative full-color images, INFINITUM presents a unique cosmic experience, addressing issues of racism, classism, gender inequity, the encroachment of technology and the spiritual cost of war, while exposing the history behind ancient mysteries.

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Udgivelsesdato:
18-03-2021
ISBN13:
9780062964083
Vægt:
1093 g
Dybde:
21 mm
Bredde:
232 mm
Højde:
191 mm
Format:
Hardback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse "An Afrofuturist graphic novel that presents a new universe, tackling racism, classism, and gender equality while exposing ancient mysteries"--

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