On Kindred

Our reading of Kindred by Octavia Butler was probably one of the most interesting things we’ve read in our class and that’s saying something. I really enjoyed reading a work of fiction and it was even more special because Butler managed to take historical content and add a fantastical element[…]

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Octavia Butler’s Kindred is one of many stories that bring to light the appalling institution of slavery, but her novel does so in a strikingly effective and entertaining manner. Instead of presenting slavery in a drab, textbook way, she engages her readers by introducing characters that experience it hands on.[…]

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