Afrofuturism, a term coined in 1994 by Mark Dery, has long been a part of Black popular culture.

Blending the African Diaspora with science, technology, and philosophy,Afrofuturism is a way for Black people to see and expand on new ideas and shape a future of our own.

For some just discovering it, exploring Afrofuturism can seem like an intimidating task, but we’ve rounded up a few pieces of pop culture for beginner’s who wish to dip their toe into the genre.

Here’s seven titles to watch and read to get you started.

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