Kindred - Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia E. Butler’s masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Power and Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing. With an original foreword by Ayòbámi Adébáyò.

Butler takes a familiar sci-fi device - time travel - and asks what it would mean when the main character is a black woman living in the 70's, and her destination is Southern America during slavery. Her fate is entwined with her great ancestor, the young son of a slave owner on a plantation. She must keep him alive to ensure her own existence, but it becomes harder as he gets older and becomes a hateful, violent product of his time.

Octavia E. Butler’s ground-breaking masterpiece is the extraordinary story of two people bound by blood, separated by so much more than time.

Paperback
200 x 130 x 20 mm
320 pages