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The Legacy Of Octavia Butler's Kindred

The Legacy Of Octavia Butler's Kindred

Date:
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Main Auditorium
Location:
Main Library
Audience:
  Adult     Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds     High School     Intergenerational     Teen  
Categories:
  DEI     Durham Library Foundation     Humanities  

Registration is required. There are 40 seats available.

Join Durham County Library for a special panel discussion on the legacy of Octavia Butler and her seminal novel Kindred. Kindred, and its depictions of American chattel slavery, is arguably one of the most recognizable works of Black Speculative fiction. Panelists from Color of Fandom will lead a discussion of representations of chattel slavery, Jim Crow segregation and racial violence in speculative fiction and how these works impact the understanding of racial tensions in America. Afterwards, there will be space for discussion and Q&A. 

 

 

Event Organizer

Larkin Coffey