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Program Type: Books/Writing
Age: Adults

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Allowed Ages: 18 and up and older.

Kindred by Octavia Butler is the featured book for discussion in New Palestine.

You are encouraged to read the book in advance. Please ask for a copy at the information desk.

Book jacket description: The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him.

Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin

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