Classics Book Discussion: Kindred
The first session of the Classics Book Discussion Group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. The second session of the Classics Book Discussion Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 2 PM. Registration is not required.
- Wednesday, February 23, 2022
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Community Room
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she's been given...