Janelle Monáe announces short story collection based on ‘Dirty Computer’ songs

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A synopsis claimed that ‘The Memory Librarian’ would expand to an “Afrofuturistic world”. [Monáe’s] critically acclaimed album

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Janelle Monáe Announces Her Opening to the World of Fiction Writing, Sets a Release Date for Her Book memory librarian,

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Set to arrive on April 19, 2022, the 400-page effort is due to land nearly four years after her third studio album, 2018’s “Dirty Computer.”

memory librarian Will The work as a collection of short stories expanding on the concept of the record, further exploring “a world in which thought – as a means of self-perception – can be controlled or erased by a select few”. .

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Mona collaborated with collaborators Yohanka Delgado, Eve L. Wrote the book with Ewing, Alaia Don Johnson, Danny Lorre and Sherry Renee Thomas. According to the publishers of HarperCollins, Mona and her team drew inspiration from great science-fiction writers such as Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Becky Chambers and Neddy Okorafor.

The publisher’s summary claims that memory librarian “Brings the Afrofuturistic World of Writing to the Page” [Monáe’s] The critically acclaimed album, explores how the various threads of liberation – queer, race, gender pluralism, and love – become entangled with the future prospects of memory and time in such an authoritarian landscape… and what the cost might be. When trying to uncover and weave them can be freedom. ,

“Dirty Computer” hits shelves on April 27, 2018 via Vondaland/Bad Boy/Atlantic. Granthshala The album was given a five-star review upon release, with Andrew Trendel highlighting Mona’s influence from his late friend and collaborator Prince.

“It’s got the punk, mad-scientist approach of The Purple One,” he wrote, “but creates a world of its own. Rap, soul, pop, R&B, space-rock and whatever it takes to convey its fearless message.” With Wants, Janelle Monae doesn’t believe in walls or borders: it’s a fluid celebration of freedom, fiery and ferocity against oppressors. In fact, only one label sticks – the icon.

Although a full-length follow-up to “Dirty Computer” remains elusive, Mona — which is non-binary — has kept mighty busy in the years since its release. She dropped the singles ‘That’s Enough’, ‘Turntables’, ‘Stronger’ and ‘Say Every Name’ and starred in Disney’s 2019 films like. Lady and the Tramp remakes, and horror flicks pre-battle,

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Next year, she will appear alongside Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Katherine Hahn and others in the as-yet untitled sequel to Rian Johnson’s Whodunit. knives out,

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