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Kindred

Butler, Octavia E. (Book - 2009?)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Butler, Octavia E.
Title: Kindred
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2009?]
Characteristics: 264 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Octavia E. Butler
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1979
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0807083100
9780807083109
Branch Call Number: SF BUTLER 2009
Subject Headings: African American women Fiction Slaveholders Fiction Slavery Fiction Slaves Fiction Time travel Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction Southern States Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Science fiction
Topical Term: African American women
Slaveholders
Slavery
Slaves
Time travel
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Join the discussion on Oct. 21, 2014. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her 26th birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South.

A little time travel to the antebellum south anyone?

A modern black woman is pulled back in time again and again to save the life of her slave owning ancestor. That ancestor grows from an innocent boy to a man whose sins are grave, and who she must defend herself from.

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.

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.


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Jun 18, 2014
  • MsLiterate92 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting read.

Mar 03, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book!

Sep 04, 2013
  • goofy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is the first sci-fi novel that I have read written by an African American author. I enjoyed the historical time setting of the novel which seemed to be given a more human emotional feel due to the sci-fi element. It was an interesting read.

Feb 09, 2012
  • Incarnadine rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing author, excellent book! This is one of the books I would recommend you start with when starting to read Octavia Butler!
-- With no control over sudden incidents of time-traveling back to the antebellum South, Dana, a modern black woman, must survive periodically being a slave until she can find a way to stay forever in the present. Complicating the issue is her white ancestor, a slave-owner, whose survival Dana must ensure or risk her own existence. Butler is incredibly effective at conveying the chilling psychology of coercion and enslavement.

Dec 11, 2011
  • Sunny39 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good. Makes me see what it was really like to be a slave. Don't talk to me about "contented slaves." Not true.

Aug 18, 2010
  • Dani_106 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fantastic!

Sep 21, 2009
  • 3catnite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mouldering on the shelves of our Library sits the overlooked, under appreciated novel "Kindred" by Octavia Butler. Long before Audrey Niffenegger's novel dazzled the literary world with her time travelling Masterpiece, Octavia Butler wrote the quintessential time travelling morality-play, romance. It is not the same story, thankfully, but so similar in the way it will make you feel, that you will appreciate it like a long overdue companion to "The Time Traveler's Wife".

Jun 09, 2008
  • jss rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A woman travels back in time to her ancestor's slave plantation, thus engaging in a "grandfather paradox" of sorts. All "advisories" noted should not be taken out of context.

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Jun 15, 2014
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Jun 09, 2008
  • jss rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jun 09, 2008
  • jss rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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