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Octavia E. Butler's Kindred /

by Duffy, Damian [author.]; Jennings, John [artist.]; Okorafor, Nnedi [author of introduction.]; Butler, Octavia E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2017.Description: vi, 240 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781419709470; 141970947X.Other title: Kindred.Subject(s): Slaves -- Comic books, strips, etc | Time travel -- Comic books, strips, etc | Slavery -- Comic books, strips, etc | African American women -- Comic books, strips, etc | Slaveholders -- Comic books, strips, etc | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Southern States -- Comic books, strips, etc | Butler, Octavia E. -- Adaptations | Butler, Octavia E | African American women | Slaveholders | Slavery | Slaves | Time travel | California -- Los Angeles | Southern States | Science fiction | African American women -- Fiction | Time travel -- Fiction | Slaves -- Fiction | Graphic novels | Adaptations | Comic books, strips, etc | Comics (Graphic works) | Graphic novels | Comics (Graphic works) | Graphic novels | Science fiction comics | Graphic novels | Comics (Graphic works.)
Contents:
Prologue -- The river -- The fire -- The fall -- The fight -- The storm -- The rope -- Epilogue.
Summary: Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler's most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South.Summary: "Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder--and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it"--Jacket flap.
List(s) this item appears in: Black History Month | AMERICAN ADVENTURES
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller<br> Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium<br> <br> Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred , now in graphic novel format. <br> <br> More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. <br> <br> Butler's most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana's own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him.<br> <br> Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere.<br> <br> Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.

Prologue -- The river -- The fire -- The fall -- The fight -- The storm -- The rope -- Epilogue.

Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler's most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South.

"Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder--and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it"--Jacket flap.

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Library Journal Review

As adapted from Butler's iconic novel, Dana is unwillingly wrenched from 1976 back to 1815 and must blend into plantation life as the "slave" of her white husband, Kevin. Here, Dana meets the plantation owner's spoiled son, who rapes his slave-concubine Alice to produce Dana's own ancestors. Butler claimed that her novel sanitized life under slavery, but Dana witnesses and experiences miseries aplenty. Indeed, Dana and Kevin are both changed by the forced culture shock. The 1976 episodes appear in sedate two-toned images, the dystopian plantation society in jarring strong colors. (LJ 4/1/17) © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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