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Octavia Butler

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Kindred | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Octavia Butler's Kindred. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to Kindred that you may enjoy.

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Butler, Octavia. "Black Women and the Science Fiction Genre: Interview with Octavia Butler." Interview by Frances M. Beal. Black Scholar 17 (March–April 1986): 14–18. Print.

Beaulieu, Elizabeth Ann. Black Women Writers and the American Neo-Slave Narrative: Femininity Unfettered. Westport: Greenwood, 1999. Print.

Jacobs, Harriet A., and Frederick Douglass. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl & Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Two Memoirs of Notable African-Americans during the Nineteenth Century. N.p.: Leonaur, 2011. Print.

Jesser, Nancy. "Blood, Genes and Gender in Octavia Butler's Kindred and Dawn." Extrapolation 43 (Spring 2002): 36–61. Web.

Kubitschek, Missy Dehn. Claiming the Heritage: African-American Women Novelists and History. Jackson: U of Mississippi P, 1991. Print.

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