A Potential Journey into the World of Black Literature, Science Fiction, and More
Last year, one of my favorite bloggers, Kurk Gayle dedicated the entire month to intentionally reading the Bible through Africana eyes (as a white male) during the 28 days of February. I enjoyed each post and may make time to revisit some of them, but for now, I have a goal for this Black History Month. I am not without my criticism of contemporary “BLACK” culture, and had (and continue to have since the special apparently has more editions) many problems with CNN’s Black In America.
This year, I will try to bring up questions that go unasked. I will try to finish two Octavia Butler novels (science fiction) and review them from a theological point of view. In addition, I am hopeful to also complete Booker T Washington’s autobiography Up From Slavery as I try to understand the mind behind the abomination we know in history as the Tuskegee Institute [shhhsssshhh I come from a biased, pro-literacy perspective]. I also anticipate blog posts, with the help of Chad the Optymyst, featuring African American superheroes (from all comic universes) and science fiction movies/t.v. series. Hopefully there will be time to get some Dietrich Bonhoeffer, bible translation, and Firefly in the mix somewheres I reckon, oh, yes, and memes.