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. Author Octavia E. Butler skillfully juxtaposes the serious issues of slavery, human rights, and racial prejudice with an exciting science fiction, romance, and historical adventure. Kim Staunton's narrative talent magically transforms the listener's earphones into an audio time machine.
African American women--Fiction.; Slaveholders--Fiction.; Slavery--Fiction.; Slaves--Fiction.; Time travel--Fiction.; Los Angeles (Calif.)--Fiction.; Southern States--Fiction.
25th anniversary edition.; Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1979.; Includes reader's guide.; Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
enslaved people.; African American women.; Slaveholders.; Time travel.; Slaves.; Slavery.; American fiction--African American authors.; Los Angeles (Calif.); Southern States.
"Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun."--Provided by publisher.; Prologue -- The river -- The fire -- The fall -- The fight -- The storm -- The rope -- Epilogue -- Reader's guide: Critical essay ; Discussion questions.
vi, 255 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
African American women--Comic books, strips, etc.; Slavery--Comic books, strips, etc.; Time travel--Comic books, strips, etc.; Los Angeles (Calif.)--Comic books, strips, etc.; Southern States--Comic books, strips, etc.
"Originally published in hardcover in 2017... Published in paperback in 2018"--Title page verso.; Includes Q&A with Damian Duffy and John Jennings (pages 239-242), Notes on process (pages 243-249), Teachers guide to Kindred (pages 250-252) and additional exercises and resources (page 252).; "Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder - and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it. This searing graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's science fiction classic is a powerfully moving, unflinching look at the violent, disturbing effects of slavery on the people it chained together, both black and white - and made kindred in the deepest sense of the word"--; Prologue -- The river -- The fire -- The fall -- The fight -- The storm -- The rope -- Epilogue.
African American women--Comic books, strips, etc.; Slavery--Comic books, strips, etc.; Time travel--Comic books, strips, etc.
Chiefly illustrations.; More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.
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