Author: Smaran Dayal

Smaran Dayal is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at New York University, working on a dissertation on Afrofuturist and postcolonial speculative fiction. He is the co-translator of The Queer Intersectional in Contemporary Germany (2018) and co-organizes the NYU Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium.

Authored by Smaran Dayal

Utopia in Black

Smaran Dayal

The year is 1974, the place is Central Park. The jazz musician and iconoclast Sun Ra appears in the park’s band shell “with a hundred musicians, including six drummers, ten bass players, ten trumpets, ten trombones, and three French horns.” … Continue reading “Utopia in Black”

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