octavia e. butler’s afrofuturism masterpiece ‘kindred’ gets adapted into graphic novel
By Eye Candy
January 19, 2017
More than 35 years after afro-futurist literary pioneer Octavia E. Butler’s masterpiece ‘Kindred’ was released, the iconic novel is being adapted into a graphic novel! A compelling, lucid tale about a young black woman, Dana, who travels back through time from California in the 70s to the pre-Civil War South. As Dana inexplicably travels through different perspectives during this turbulent time, Butler challenges the treatment of women, specifically black women, throughout history, fostering a rich and accessible dialogue about intersectionality. Honoring the continued contributions of Butler’s timeless work, academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings teamed up to adapt the book into a gorgeous graphic novel of the same name. See inside the book, below, and purchase it right here.
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