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Dramatic,
Adventurous,
Brilliant

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Kindred
by Octavia E. Butler

Published: 2003
Paperback : 264 pages
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The visionary authorâ??s masterpiece pulls usâ??along with her Black female heroâ??through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her ...
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The visionary authorâ??s masterpiece pulls usâ??along with her Black female heroâ??through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.

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 to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

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I really enjoyed this book and the mind broadening it offered.
The perspectives from all of the characters really opened my my mind, shocked me and educated me

 
  "Good book with some problems"by Nancy G. (see profile) 05/02/22

When reading books from other decades, personally, I do try to keep in mind the year in which the book was written. In 1976 Octavia Butler wrote this book of which I believe must've broken barriers and... (read more)

 
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  "Deserves all the stars!"by Margo B. (see profile) 01/21/21

This amazing book tells the story of a young black woman (1970s) who travels back in time to The Antebellum South where she needs to learn how to survive while finding a way back home. This gem was written... (read more)

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