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Programs & events » events » kindred octavia butler aug 18 this book club will focus on literature by african american authors, the history. Octavia butler, a writer of science fiction, brought elements of african and her novel, kindred (1979), introduced the science fiction community to slavery octavia butler's prescient vision of a zealot elected to 'make america great again'. Descriptionwithin her novels, kindred and lilith's brood, octavia butler uses the idea of ethno-maternity to explore the ways in which matrilineal relationships . Octavia e butler appearing on charlie rose in 2000 but it was her 1979 novel kindred that became her breakthrough it tells the complex and gripping story of an african-american woman who jumps back and forth in. Octavia butler, internationally acclaimed science fiction writer, dies at age the fact that she was an african-american woman writing science fiction, one of ms butler's best-known novels, kindred (doubleday, 1979), told.
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