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Book discussion: Kindred by Octavia Butler

Community Room
Wednesday, Jun 17, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The first science fiction written by a black woman Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir fantasy and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California Dana an African-American woman is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man she realizes the challenge she�s been given...

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