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“If you want to have any idea of the world that is coming, the world ahead of us, look at Africa!”, says Afropolitan author and critic Achille Mbembe. From Lagos to Nairobi to Johannesburg, the continent is giving answers to global questions of the future. What might various African futures look like? How do artists and academics imagine this future? And what forms and narratives of science fiction have African artists developed?