Bestselling authors and UC Riverside professors Dr. Nalo Hopkinson and Prof. John Jennings are the featured guests at the online event Afrofuturist Comics: Sankofa and the Black Speculative Re-Imagination
On Thurs, June 25, 4:30-5:30 pm PST Nalo Hopkinson, author of FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS and House of Whispers Vol. 1: The Power Divided (The Sandman Universe), and John Jennings, author of Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, will participate in Afrofuturist Comics: Sankofa and the Black Speculative Re-Imagination, the first in a series called Faculty Profiles in Research, Art and Innovation, hosted by the UCR Library. The duo will discuss their work in the science fiction and Afrofuturism genres, writing graphic novels, and why they chose to donate their scholarship to the UCR Library.
They will also answer questions from viewers; attendees who RSVP will receive a link they can use to submit questions at least 48 hours in advance.