BSAM: Black Speculative Arts Movement - Toronto 2018 Convention

August 10, 2018 | TPL Staff

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You are invited to Lillian H. Smith Branch on Saturday, August 25, at 1 p.m. for the BSAM: Black Speculative Arts Movement - Toronto 2018 Convention. Enjoy and experience art, science, technology, a cosmic market with local vendors, a supernova of live performances, intergalactic conversations, and spices of Afro-Caribbean Carnival. This convention is about everything afrofuturistic and Afrofuturism. All are welcome!

Events and Guests

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Black Speculative Fiction

Toronto Public Library has literature from around the world, including African and Caribbean fiction. The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy also has fiction by authors from around the world, including those by Black African, American, Canadian and Caribbean authors.

Here are just a few selections from the Merril Collection and Toronto Public Library, just in case you'd like to do some background reading before you attend the event, or your interest is piqued after the event. You may also wish to explore authors and titles that are new to you, or re-read some old favorites:

African Roots

Palm-Wine Drinkard resized 2 My LIfe in the Bush of Ghosts resized

Early and Early Modern Science Fiction 

Mind of My Mind Nova resized 2

Modern American Science Fiction 

The Intuitionist resized 2 Lagoon resized 2

Modern American Fantasy Fiction

Who Fears Death resized 2 Song of Blood and Stone resized 2

Canadian Fiction

Imaro resized 4 Brown Girl in the Ring resized 2

Caribbean Fiction

The Best of All Possible Worlds resized 2 Whispers From the Cotton Tree resized 2

Modern African Fiction

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Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read. 

Celebrating N.K. Jemisin's Hugo Win.

Hope to see you there!

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With thanks to Kim Hull