by Octavia E. Butler
Paperback- $10.50

The visionary authorâ??s masterpiece pulls usâ??along with her Black female heroâ??through time to face the horrors of slavery and ...

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  "A modern African-American woman is repeated drawn back into our country's slaveholding past to save an ancestor." by Jamaine (see profile) 07/29/07

  "Really good book." by mylife580 (see profile) 09/27/10

  "Unique, riveting book!" by ntracten (see profile) 08/20/11

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  "Deserves all the stars!" by Books&Banter (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 in the 70s and withstands the test of time. An amazing story that needs to be read by everyone!

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  "Good book with some problems" by BellaChica (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 turned the literary world upside down. First you have the time-travel aspect, a unique trope in itself as the reader has to suspend their sense of reality while reading. As for the protagonist, you have Dana, a young African-American woman with a white interracial couple living in 1976. On top of it all you have the horrors of slavery which Butler cleverly conveys through the eyes of both black and white people. These were all great components of the book however our issues arose in the casual acceptance of the plantation owners and slaves to accept a woman who appears/disappears at whim, is educated and dresses like a man. We didn't buy that. We also felt the language was a bit sophomoric but that could have been a result of the time it was written.

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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

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