The historical fantasy and Black future of Netflix’s Yasuke

May 14th, 2021  •  56 mins 40 secs  •  Download (38.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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According to the African samurai Yasuke, the past informs our future and shows us who we are. So what does this nascent Netflix anime tell us about the Black past and our future identity? Listen as Arthur Turnbull and Isaac Perry discuss the first few episodes of a series that uses fantasy to comment on the power and pitfalls of culture.