Steven Salaita’s 2019 TB Davie Memorial Lecture at the University of Cape Town.
As all of our lives now seem suspended between an imagined past and an unknown future, Banan Abdelrahman reflects along with those who are habitually unsettled and displaced, by entering into one family’s experience of a significant journey.
Compiled and narrated by Shahd Hammouri.
Compiled by Ernesto Hernández-López
Compiled by John Reynolds
Compiled by the REDIAL collective – Paola Andrea Acosta Alvarado, Laura Betancur-Restrepo, Fabia Veçoso, Amaya Álvez Marín, Enrique Prieto Rios, & Daniel Rivas-Ramírez.
Compiled by Babatunde Fagbayibo
That’s what science fiction does; it uses the future as a blank canvas on which to project concerns that occupy society right now. The real future – the actual future – is unknowable. But for science fiction writers, the mere idea of ‘things to come’ is licence to re-imagine, re-configure, and re-interrogate the present.