AfroFuturism, as a genre and a movement, is vast. In this club, we discuss new fiction, led by Tyree Boyd-Pates, professor and curator at the California African American Museum.
For July, we dive into the world of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. Having survived a purge of magic users by an oppresive king, young Zélie finds an unlikely ally in a princess who begins to doubt her father’s dogma. This epic beginning to a series falls somewhere in company with Black Panther and Harry Potter – with clear windows into real world issues.
All book clubs require a ticket, and include the book, snacks/bevs, and a dedicated moderator – to keep the discussion on track! All clubs meet at The Last Bookstore.
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Tyree Boyd-Pates is a history curator, professor, writer, speaker, and influencer, with a passion for Black history, social justice, and community organizing. Boyd-Pates received his Master’s Degree in Africana Studies with an emphasis in Religion from Temple University. An avid lover and proponent of Black culture and digital engagement, Tyree founded his own radio show, The Corner, and launched his blog, TyreeBP.com, fusing his love for race, faith, culture, and politics.
Tyree Boyd-Pates has worked as a professor at California State University Dominguez Hills and Pacific Oaks College. He has written for publications, such as The Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, Fusion and has been featured in the LA Times, Ebony Magazine, and more. He recently delivered a TED Talk at TEDxCrenshaw on Black Male Achievement and serves as a mentor for young men of color with the California Endowment’s Brother, Sons, Selves initiative.
Tyree is currently the History Curator and Program Manager for the California African American Museum, where he recently opened No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992 – an in-depth exploration of the historical events that led up to the 1992 LA Uprising. He’s also the co-founder of the start-up Black Book LA.