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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 1st 2004
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
The first book of Butler's I've read. A fascinating writer who breaks new ground, especially for the time in which the book was written. She brings a black feminist aesthetic to her work and uses it to expose cultural, sexual, and racial biases, all the while offering the reader a gripping tale. Whi...
TW: slavery, racial slurs, racism, violence related to slavery I wish that everyone who thought The Garconniere by Ali MacLagan was a realistic portrayal of slavery in the South would read this book. Don't expect any romance here. This is a quietly horrifying tale that starts as merely unsettling ...
If you like the idea of time travel but can't stomach Outlander, you should check this out. Interesting take on the 'what would I do' trope where a 20th century African American woman is jettisoned back to antebellum Maryland. Needless to say, issues of gender and race are front and center. Thi...
This is a short, intense book about a young woman who is drawn back in time from her comfortable life in 1970s California to a Maryland plantation in the early 19th century. It isn’t science fiction; Butler uses time travel to bring home a story about slavery and its brutality, and the way it deform...
I have been told that I should read Kindred for years by a lot of people. I honestly had no idea what it was about, and since my TBR pile is always insane I told myself I would get around to it when I had some time. I am glad that this year due to my reading lists that I was able to finally read thi...