Ciervo Blanco Book Club organizes in Madrid a free book discussion in English about the novel ‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler
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: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.
Octavia Estelle Butler was an American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, in 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.
Book discussion: ‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler
When: Saturday 26th May 2018 at 6pm (18:00)
Where: Residencia de Estudiantes – Pinar, 21 – Madrid
Language: English (we’ll debate in English)
Organizers: Emily Vouk
Contact: +34 668853320
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