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Author: Octavia Butler

Year Published: 1979

Type: Novel

Genre: Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator:

Kindred is told from the first-person point of view of the protagonist, Dana Franklin.


Kindred is told in the past tense.

About the Title:

Kindred deals with a relationship complicated through time travel between a modern African American woman, Dana Franklin, and her ancestors, a white slave owner named Rufus Weylin and an enslaved woman named Alice Greenwood.


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