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In doing so, Palestinian and Arab cultures may be able to venture on a post-post-colonial exploration of self and collective identities. In this sense, and through such reading, (Afro)futurism can offer diasporic cultures a way to deconstruct and reconstruct history in a manner that infiltrates territorial and mental borders. It is not too astonishing, then, to find a small online proposal in artist Sulaiman Majali’s Towards Arabfuturism/s Manifesto, published in Notions of belonging are constantly challenged…there is no homogenous culture or identity…The use of “- futurism” here is not intended to reference Futurism as movement, neither is it an explicit reference to the “futuristic”. Instead “-futurism” is anticipating a future, it signifies a defiant cultural break, a projection forward into what is, beyond ongoing eurocentric, hegemonic narratives… these ideas can contribute to a growing counterculture of thought and action that through time will be found and used in the construction of alternative states of becoming. While this may be a first utterance of Arabfuturism, unproclaimed Arab futuristic expressions have been increasingly surfacing in recent years. In a tedious online search for glimmers of Arabfuturism, leading to distant corners of the Internet, an unusual i vR2WBVWB#b'V&W6R'F7B&&2V6WGFƖr'WB&VWFgVǐW6W&6r'Ff7Bg&F66W&&R7B&W6VBgWGW&RFPV66&RFW6vb&&26Ɩw&Vw&fVB&B7&gFVBWF6W&W2FVW2FB&VFRF6֖ƗF&6BWfV7G&66V6RFR֗rbFR6VBvFFRgWGW&7F2W276&P&W&W6VFF2WFF6ǒ&F6gW'FW&&RFW&W7B&&gWGW&66VV2F&R6rWF&VvV&W"b6fW&V6W2'BW&F2Bf&W2F67W762&"66fƗFW&GW&RfBFW"f&2bW&W76( 2vWFW"FRvW7B"FR&"v&B6ƖvFǒfbFR7V&V7B'WB&FW W6rWR2F2FW&FfR7F'&V7BFFVBFRƖfRbFPvFW&r7VfԆfF֗"VWfV66f"fW2&P&VvrFV#