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An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony

A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present

An infinite geography of possible futures

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? 

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work - essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more - to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. 

The audiobook presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Listeners will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to insightful infographics. In answering the question of what it means to be Black and alive, Black Futures opens a prismatic vision of possibility for every listener.  

This audiobook includes a PDF of contributor biographies from the book. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham (P)2020 Random House Audio

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  • Carol Goodman
  • 15-02-21

Nothing short of Brilliant

This book is ALIVE and I hope there will be more volumes ahead. Thank you for the opportunity to listen. I will go buy the book because it is a visual experience. I have already purchased it for some of my Black loved ones; it feels essential.

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  • Kwaku Osei
  • 18-01-21


It's really good. Didn't agree with everything. I think it could of talked more about the black art market and economics. I'm also not sure the artworld will ever be inclusive like it claims to be.